Two Bowie county residents have been arrested for animal cruelty charges after deputies found 24 deceased dogs on their property, according to a press release by Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Neal Bowie County Deputies Russell Crawford and Lieutenant George Huggins were dispatched Tuesday morning to check on the welfare of some dogs located in the 1600 block of County Road 1116 in Maud, Texas.
“When they arrived at this location, they found 14 deceased dogs and one living dog in kennels attached to a shop building,” said Neal. “Lieutenant Huggins located one of the owners of the property, Kelley Crow, who gave him permission to look inside this shop. There Deputy Crawford and he found 10 additional deceased dogs. No food or water was found in any of these kennels.”
Lieutenant David Childers was called to the scene to take custody of the sole surviving dog for transportation to a veterinarian for treatment.
An arrest warrant was issued for Roy and Kelley Crow for Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals. Both turned themselves in Wednesday at Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.
Judge Nancy Talley set the couple’s bond at $25,000.00 each.