EASTLAND, Texas - Eastland authorities have seized more than 100 animals in what they are calling a dog breeding operation.
The seizure was a joint effort between the Eastland Police and the Eastland County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities removed over 100 dogs, eight rats and two tortoises from two locations in Eastland: one in the city limits and one in rural part of county but both owned by same individual.
Eastland City Manager Ron Holiday told KTXS that the animals were living in crowded, unsanitary conditions and have been checked out by animal specialists.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the individual who was running the dog breeding operation as the investigation ongoing.
No charges have been filed, but officials hope to have the investigation wrapped up by the end of the week.
"There were numerous, questionable practices at play," said Eastland Police Chief Billy Myrick. "We are continuing our investigation and will take legal course of action soon."
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