Animal Cruelty Case Update
The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November's large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total, the shelter took in 176 animals from The Leisure Cat (TLC) Animal Rescue that were living in brutal and inhumane conditions.
Just over three months since the seizure, SMRAS staff and team members continue working to find homes and care for the animals.
"This was the largest seizure case our animal shelter has ever had to deal with, and the deplorable living conditions and poor health of the animals made it even more challenging," said Montiel.
Several of the cats were exposed to Histoplasmosis while in the care of the TLC Rescue. This proved fatal for some of the cats while several others were successfully treated. "To nurse 94 percent of the animals back to health, and so far, find homes for almost 80 percent of them in a little over three months, that's an amazing accomplishment," said Montiel.
"These statistics are a direct reflection of the dedication of our staff, our shelter veterinarian, our amazing local volunteers, and the valuable crews from Animal Investigation and Response (AIR) and Red Rover," said Neighborhood Enhancement Director Jeff Caldwell.
- Cats: 161
- Dogs: 15
- Returned to Owner: 1 cat; 2 dogs
- Adopted: 56 cats; 6 dogs
- Transferred: 70 cats; 4 dogs
- Return to field: 11 cats; 0 dogs
- Died: 3 cats; 0 dogs
- Euthanized: 7 cats; 2 dogs
- Adoptable: 6 cats; 1 dogs
- Undergoing treatment: 7 cats; 0 dogs
The shelter is lowering the adoption fee to $1 for all of the remaining animals from the seizure in hopes of helping them find a forever home. All adoptions include the animal's spay or neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, kennel vaccinations and city license.
For more information, contact Animal Services at 512.805.2650.