HONEY GROVE, Tex. (KXII) -- A Fannin County judge ordered 140 seized animals from a Honey Grove property to remain with the SPCA of Texas.
Last Saturday, 117 dogs, 21 puppies and two cats were taken from a Honey Grove property.
The animals appeared to be suffering from various health issues, including matted fur, fur loss, fleas, dental issues, long nails, ear issues, tumors and more, the SPCA said.
On Friday, a judge in Fannin County said the animals had been treated cruelly. He awarded the owners to pay $33,000 in restitution to the SPCA for the cost of the seizure, though they're not expected to receive any of it.
If the owners don't file for appeal, the SPCA will care for the animals until they can find new homes.