LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Angelina County Animal Control officers are looking into the deaths and abandonment of nine puppies and Crime Stoppers wants to to identify those responsible.
August 20, two people walking along Benton Drive, near Myria Street, saw a box at the side of the road. The box was closed but as they approached they could tell there was movement inside. When they moved closer, they heard whimpering coming from the box.
The pair opened the box and found two puppies, both alive, on top of seven dead puppies. The surviving puppies have found loving homes but Animal Control officers are working to determine who abandoned them.
There is no reason for animals to be closed in a box and left to die at the side of the road. Angelina County residents have two animal services facilities available to help them with animals they cannot care for. Kurth Memorial Animal Services and Adoption Center, located at 1901 Hill Street in Lufkin, accepts animals regardless of age, health, species, or breed, and there is no charge for Angelina County residents to bring strays to the shelter. Winnie Berry Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, located at 1102 North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin, that accepts healthy animals with a surrender fee.