Authorities say more than 90 collies, including pregnant dogs and puppies, living in deplorable conditions at the 14200 block of Alice Road in Tomball, Texas according to click2houston.com were ordered to be removed on Friday afternoon.
The owner of the northwest Harris County home, licensed eye doctor, Elaine Kmiec, was ordered by a federal judge to surrender all of the dogs to Houston Collie Rescue. After endless hours of removing dogs, Vicky, the organization's founder, posted the following on Facebook:
"HCR folks headed home around 1:00 a.m. I can't tell you how hard it was to wash all the stench off. There are not enough words to describe what we saw smelled, endured. I can tell you now the count ended with 90+ collies. We are accepting donations, foster and adoption applications on-line from our website houstoncollierescue.org. At this time the dogs have been released into our care only. We will post updates as to when the dogs are available for adoption."
The seizure of the dogs ended a bankruptcy case where Kmiec tried to stall losing the dogs she stated she bred but did not sell. Kmiec claimed she had 35 dogs, but neighbors have been complaining about the stench, the noise and the constant barking.
According to khou.com, Texas dog attorney Zandra Anderson stated the dogs lived in deplorable conditions and were covered in urine, feces and had "mats as big as baseballs."
Houston Collie Rescue is looking for volunteers to help foster, bathe and photograph the dogs. If interested, please contact the rescue.
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