Update: Spindletop dog rescue
The future of the dogs collected from Spindletop near Willis, Texas, is much brighter this afternoon
Dog owners from across the state waited at Montgomery County Precinct#3 most of the day.
Dogs could not be released until there was a legal transfer to the county.
Vets haven’t even had time to finish evaluating half of the 298 dogs.
Dogs are being screened for microchips
They have identified 60 dogs with chips – 2 of those dogs have been identified.
Chip hits are going back to shelters or former owners
If you chip your dog, please call the manufacturer, give the chip number and ask them to make sure the dog/chip is registered and they have the correct information.
Some of the lowest price procedures evidently did not register the number with manufacturer.
Many desperate dog owners who had paid to board dogs held up pictures hoping authorities could tell them their dog’s status.
Apparently they were charged $750. a quarter for boarding, training, and evaluations
Most said the parts of the property they saw seemed clean – but they were only allowed in an area in the front of the house. Not allowed to look elsewhere.
One said they were told that one building close to the front was where aggressive animals were held.
Everyone is trying to be patient – and all the dogs are comfortable and being cared for by vets and rescue staff.
Resolution and quick reunions: up to Spindletop
If Spindletop appealed the order, nothing could be legally done with the dogs until that it was resolved.
An appeal could have meant another thirty days before dogs could be released to owners.
If you sent a dog to Spindletop, contact:
- Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable Tim Holifield
- Corrected email:
- Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 JUDGE G. TREY SPIKES
2241 North 1st Street Conroe, Texas 77301
Phone: 936-538-3788 Fax: 936-538-7732
- Owners will need proof of ownership / photos / vet records / micro chip info.
Montgomery County Animal Shelter on SH 242 (Texas, north of Houston) welcomes any dog food, Kongs, and peanut butter.
Update Friday-4:30 p.m.
An agreement was just reached. Ms Purcell will get to keep 11 non-pit bull dogs she has proven she owns.
The others will be evaluated and then reunited with owners.
No dogs will be destroyed.
Only one dog has died during the rescue – quite a feat considering several were taken for immediate care.
They all seem to be well socialized – few showing any aggression.
Thank you Ms Purcell for removing obstacles and doing what is best for the dogs at this time.
Relieved, (now back to our regular scheduled blogging….)
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
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