April 20, 2021

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Animals rescued from Belton home after woman found in need of medical help, deputy says

Animal control agents continue rescuing dogs Thursday in a Belton home. This comes following a welfare check at the home on Wednesday. Video showed rescuers in hazmat suits going into the home about 9:30 a.m. They took several animals out in crates. WYFF News 4 was told 30 dogs were rescued Thursday in addition to the nine that were taken from the home Thursday. Sgt. J.T. Foster said emergency medical personnel responded to an address on Big Creek Road in Belton on Wednesday about a woman who needed medical assistance.The woman was taken to the hospital and officials said they found 25 to 50 animals on the property. Anderson County Animal Control also responded to the home with Anderson County P.A.W.S personnel. “The animals don’t appear to be in terrible shape, it’s more the living conditions,” Dr. Kim Sanders, of Anderson County P.A.W.S animal shelter, said. Sanders said some have fleas, one is missing part of a paw and one has an old eye injury. She said most appear to be fairly healthy. Investigators said the case is not being investigated as animal abuse. Deputies said most of the dogs were well-fed and healthy. They said the homeowner probably just become overwhelmed with the amount of animals she had. Video below was from the scene on Wednesday night:

Animal control agents continue rescuing dogs Thursday in a Belton home. This comes following a welfare check at the home on Wednesday.

Video showed rescuers in hazmat suits going into the home about 9:30 a.m. They took several animals out in crates.

WYFF News 4 was told 30 dogs were rescued Thursday in addition to the nine that were taken from the home Thursday.

Sgt. J.T. Foster said emergency medical personnel responded to an address on Big Creek Road in Belton on Wednesday about a woman who needed medical assistance.

belton animal rescue

The woman was taken to the hospital and officials said they found 25 to 50 animals on the property.

Belton animal rescue

Anderson County Animal Control also responded to the home with Anderson County P.A.W.S personnel.

“The animals don’t appear to be in terrible shape, it’s more the living conditions,” Dr. Kim Sanders, of Anderson County P.A.W.S animal shelter, said.

Sanders said some have fleas, one is missing part of a paw and one has an old eye injury.

She said most appear to be fairly healthy.

Investigators said the case is not being investigated as animal abuse. Deputies said most of the dogs were well-fed and healthy. They said the homeowner probably just become overwhelmed with the amount of animals she had.

Video below was from the scene on Wednesday night: