HARRIS COUNTY — Precinct 5 Deputy Shane Rooney and City of Houston Animal Control Officer Randy Farmer in action today, answering reports of animal cruelty, neglect and abuse reported to the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce, Jan. 15, 2019.

They were called in today when this dog was left behind in an apartment vacated by its owner in the 3500 block of Walnut Bend. This is a fairly routine call, as we find numerous pets abandoned in residences all across Harris County on a daily basis.

This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption.

Meanwhile, Constable Ted Heap’s Animal Crimes Unit will conduct a criminal investigation to determine whether this case will be submitted to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for criminal charges.

This is all part of the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce, which has seen tremendous results as it nears its one year anniversary. If you suspect animal abuse, neglect, hoarding or torture, report it at www.927PAWS.org or 832-927-PAWS.

This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)
This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)
This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)
This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)
This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)
This dog will be taken to the BARC Animal Shelter for a medical evaluation while his legal custody process plays out in the courts. If the court awards custody to BARC, then he will be put up for adoption. (Pct. 5 Constable courtesy photo)

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