- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Galveston County Sheriff’s office and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized more than 100 animals from a residence in Santa Fe, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

The Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1pdwq3i ) authorities responded Friday to a call from a neighbor complaining about the condition of the six-acre property.

Among the animals seized were six giant tortoises, more than 70 Irish wolfhounds, macaws and snakes.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset says investigators are questioning the two men who live in the house.

Houston SPCA spokeswoman Raquel Roberts says many of the animals appeared in poor shape but needed further evaluation.

Officials have not said how many dead animals were recovered from the property.



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