Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas

Hunt County
9:46 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Barchard Shelter case: One warrant still active

Over 200 dogs and cats were siezed when the Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter in Wolfe City was shut down on July 23.
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A warrant for the arrest of former Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter proprietor Jo Ann "Jody" McIntier remains active, according to the Hunt County clerk's office. 

Jody McIntier, 61, of Wolfe City, and Joel Glenn McIntier, 21, of Wolfe City, have both been charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Joel McIntier was served with an arrest warrant on Sept. 18 and was released on a personal recognizance bond. The first hearing in his case is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Hunt County Court No. 2 in Greenville.

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Hunt County
11:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Barchard Shelter staff face animal cruelty charges

The shelter was shut down and the animals relocated on July 23.
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Two people associated with the recently closed Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter are now facing criminal charges.

Jo Ann McIntier, 61, of Wolfe City, and Joel Glenn McIntier, 21, of Wolfe City, have both been charged with two counts of cruelty to non-livestock animals.

The charges allege that in July of this year, the two “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly failed unreasonably to provide food, water, care or shelter for an animal.” In this case, the animals are dogs and cats in the care of the shelter.

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Hunt County
5:12 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Seized animals staying in McKinney pending July 31 hearing

Photo taken at the Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter in Wolfe City on July 23.
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Haslett: The Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter in Wolfe City is the only no-kill animal shelter in Hunt County. The future of that operation is in doubt. On Wednesday, all animals in the care of the shelter were seized in a cooperative effort involving Hunt County law enforcement and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas.

Davies: There were 222 animals seized, and that’s 166 dogs, 43 cats, 14 kittens and 13 puppies.

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