17 dogs rescued from “substandard” home in Taylor

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities in Williamson County are trying to determine if animal cruelty charges will be filed against a pet owner after 17 dogs were rescued from a home in Taylor last week.

Taylor police originally responded to a home on West Rio Grande Street on July 6 for an open door. When officers arrived at the home, they noticed a strong odor and discovered 10 adult dogs and seven puppies–Chihuahua and Terrier mixes–in the home.

Dog recovered in TaylorThe City of Taylor Code Enforcement Division determined the home to be “substandard” and will be condemned.

Fourteen of the 17 dogs tested positive for Parvo and one of the puppies died a short time later. To help the Taylor Animal Shelter, Austin Pets Alive took in 13 dogs.

The Taylor Animal Shelter is accepting applications for foster care, adoptions and volunteers at this time. Applications can be picked up at the Taylor Police Department located at 500 S. Main St. or at the Taylor Animal Shelter, located at 600 E. 4th St., during regular business hours.Dog recovered in Taylor

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