Husband and wife get probation for animal cruelty

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A Maud, Texas couple on whose property 24 dead dogs were discovered in September, received misdemeanor probation Nov. 30.

Roy Crow, 62, and Kelly Crow, 49, were charged with misdemeanor cruelty to a non-livestock animal after Bowie County sheriff’s deputies found 24 dogs in different stages of decomposition in kennels on the couple’s property in Maud Sept. 8. A dog found alive was taken to a veterinarian for treatment but died the following day, according to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.

The Crows appeared before County Court at Law Judge Jeff Addison Nov. 30. Each received an 18-month term of deferred adjudication probation. Deferred adjudication allows offenders who successfully finish probation to avoid a conviction on their criminal record.

Roy Crow and Kelly Crow were both ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, $232 in court costs, a $15 Crime Stoppers fee, $60 monthly in supervision fees and were ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

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