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The Houston Humane Society rescued 13 abandoned dogs from San Jacinto County recently.   Courtesy photosThe Houston Humane Society rescued 13 abandoned dogs from San Jacinto County recently. Courtesy photos

Special to the News-Times

HOUSTON — The Houston Humane Society on Jan. 12 rescued 13 abandoned dogs in San Jacinto County.

The animals were saved after they were reported to be abandoned by their owners and taken to the Humane Society shelter in Houston.

Veterinary staff reported the dogs were underweight and suffering from lacerations, hair loss and overgrown nails. Some of the dogs are pregnant as well.

All 13 dogs will be placed for adoption.

For more information on supportive programs services available through Houston Humane Society, visit www.houstonhumane.org.

For more than 60 years, the Houston Humane Society has been dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to them for care.

The Houston Humane Society offers adoption, low-cost services, free resource programs, cruelty investigations and adoptions, and is the only regional shelter with full-service veterinary services available to the public.

In 2020, the Houston Humane Society distributed more than 1.5 million pet meals to animals in need, performed more than 12,000 spay-neuter surgeries, provided veterinary services for more than 40,000 animals and helped 3,000 animals find their forever homes.

San Jacinto County Precinct 3 Constable Sam Houston serves as the animal control officer for the county. Contact his office to report cases of abandoned or loose animals at (281) 592-0919.

The county also is constructing a new animal control facility in Coldspring to help house animals.

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