Infamous animal dumping site sees 80% reduction

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photo 3CROSBY, TX – “Several animals, including puppies, were dumped after being decapitated, tortured and killed,” said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.

She was talking about what’s been dubbed the “Crosby Puppy Massacre.”

For years hundreds of animals, dead and alive, were dumped in an area off Highway 90, about 30 miles outside of Houston city limits.

Something had to be done.

Fences were put up, along with cameras and signs warning people they can be prosecuted for animal cruelty.

It was all part of a multi-agency effort called the “Crosby Initiative,” and it’s now helping to catch these people and charge them.

But more importantly, it’s keeping people from dumping animals in the first place.

“This initiative is working. In fact, we have seen an 80% reduction in animal abandonment in this area,” Anderson said of the progress.

Sounds like a doggone good start.

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