VIDEO: Dozens of dogs and eight horses rescued by joint City services and law enforcement team

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Jan. 13, 2015

Justin Snasel

Dozens of dogs and eight horses rescued by joint City services and law enforcement team

Representatives from City Code Compliance, Community Prosecution, Dallas Animal Services (DAS), Dallas Police Department (DPD), the Dallas Sheriff’s Office and the Dallas Marshal’s Office conducted a raid in response to an animal cruelty complaint at 5804 Margewood Street in Dallas on January 13.


The joint City team found as many as 60 dogs and eight horses on the property that were living in deplorable conditions without proper access to food and shelter. The woman living at the residence was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty while an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing. 

The City of Dallas launched an educational campaign,, in November to address and foster community solutions for illegal dumping, loose animals, abuse and adoptions. In December, DAS targeted Dallas’ District 3 and answered 40 service requests, issued 215 violation notices, 35 citations, registered 20 animals, completed 43 intakes and made contact with 284 local citizens. A phone survey conducted by the City’s 3-1-1 at the beginning and end of the targeted initiative relayed that the program was helpful and effective to responding to loose dogs and improving quality of life. 

The rescued dogs will be treated and housed at DAS, while the eight horses will be sent to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, an animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas. If you have any questions about pet issues in Dallas or are considering adoption, please visit