Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu November 6, 2014

City of Commerce expects good report from SPCA animal shelter inspection

Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton says an inspector representing the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) visited the shelter and gave positive comments to Clayton, with a favorable formal report expected soon.  Following the recent controversy concerning the shelter, a complaint had been filed.  Mayor Dr. John Ballotti acknowledges that he made an error in not allowing citizens to speak concerning the shelter at the council's most recent meeting, and says if they appear at the next meeting, November 18, they'll be allowed to speak.

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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.
provided image SPCA of Texas

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
1:37 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Texas SPCA wins custody of seized animals

222 animals were seized from the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter in Wolfe City on July 23.
Credit SPCA of Texas

Over 200 animals seized from an animal shelter in Wolfe City are now in the custody of the Texas SPCA.

In a custody hearing Thursday morning, Judge Sheila Linden awarded the custody of the animals, which were seized from Frank Barchard Animal Shelter on the morning of July 23, to the SPCA along with $61,876 in restitution for conducting an investigation, hiring expert witnesses, and for the care and housing of the animals.

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Animal Seizure
9:16 am
Tue September 4, 2012

SPCA Again Seeks Custody of Hunt County Animals


GREENVILLE - Tuesday's custody hearing concerning last week’s seizure of more than 100 animals from a south Hunt County property is the same place where nearly 250 animals were seized in July.

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Animal Seizure
8:37 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Second Animal Raid in a Month at Same Hunt County Farm

Animals Seized from Hunt County Property July 18

HUNT COUNTY - 120 animals were seized this week from a property along Private Road 2321. Nearly twice as many were also found receiving inadequate treatment at the same location in July.

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Animal Seizure
6:51 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

SPCA Awarded Custody in Hunt County Animal Cruelty Case

Piglets seized on July 18

GREENVILLE - The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will retain custody of the nearly 250 animals seized from a property in Hunt County last week. At least for now.

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Animal Seizure
3:23 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Hundreds of Animals Allegedly Cruelly Confined in Hunt County

SPCA Flickr

HUNT COUNTY - Inadequate food, water, shelter or care is why the SPCA says they teamed with authorities to seize 249 animals Wednesday near the Kaufman County line just north of Terrell.

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6:12 am
Sun March 25, 2012

SPCA caring for animals ahead of custody hearing

One of the cats seized last week
www.spca.org SPCA

WILLS POINT - A custody hearing is set for this week in Van Zandt County following last week’s seizure of 35 animals from an alleged puppy mill in Wills Point.

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8:20 am
Sun December 18, 2011

SPCA rescues more than 2,000 animals in 2011

DALLAS - The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says its North Texas operation rescued more than twice as many animals this year from suspected cruelty situations than in 2009.

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Animal cruelty
7:24 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Officials ramp up force in fighting animal cruelty

GREENVILLE - The Hunt County Commissioners Court this week entered into an agreement with the SPCA of Texas. 

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Animal cruelty
6:21 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Nine abandoned dogs seized from property

HUNT COUNTY - Hunt County officials in the SPCA have rescued multiple dogs from an area east of Royse City.

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