TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity County couple has agreed to sell 13 cattle and take good care of the five remaining in an animal custody hearing Friday morning.
Sheriff Woody Wallace explained that the couple, who had their cattle seized a week ago, could not understand why their cattle were so skinny.
"Basically, we schooled them on how to take care of them," Wallace said.
Wallace said the couple agreed to let the county take 13 of the cattle to the auction barn. Four-thousand dollars from the sale will go back to paying county expenses in the seizure. The couple will be allowed to keep five of the cattle.
Wallace said no criminal charges will be filed against the couple.
In a separate hearing Wednesday, a man did not show up for his horses custody hearing and so Justice of the Peace Rod Blair gave custody of two horses to the county and put a judgment of $400 against the man. Wallace said a misdemeanor A charge will be filed against the man for animal neglect.
Wallace said the horses will be given away.