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16 dogs seized in Gregg County, evidence of dog fighting found on premises

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GREGG COUNTY, Tx. (KTBS) -

The SPCA of Texas has seized 16 cruelly treated dogs from a property in Gregg County.

The seizures happened on Tuesday under the authority of the Gregg County Sheriff's Office. The dogs that were found were very thin, were chained up to the ground and many had lacerations and scars on their bodies. Detectives also found items on the property consistent with dog fighting.

The SPCA of Texas and Gregg County Sheriff's Office concurred that it was in the animal's best interest to remove the animals, and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office sought a seizure warrant. The dogs were transported to an undisclosed location until the custody hearing.

A custody hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 1:45 p.m. at the courthouse located at 1098 East Commerce Street in Gladewater, Texas.

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