UPDATE: 32 animals seized from Wichita Co. residence

Local News

UPDATE: Oct. 16, 2:24 p.m.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — According to the Wichita County Sherrif’s Office: On Wednesday, October 16, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Wichita County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the 3800 block of FM 368 to serve an Animal Seizure Warrant.

Upon arrival, deputies found an unclean and unsanitary house full of feces.

Officials seized 22 dogs, one cat, one lemur, one rooster, two guineas, three exotic birds and two doves.

The warrant came after a year and a half long investigation.

Deputies seized 18 animals from the residence in November 2018.


UPDATE: Oct. 16, 1:56 p.m.

The Wichita County Sherrif David Duke confirmed that this is the same home where animals were taken in 2018.

The homeowner, whose identity is not being released at this time, has been taken to the North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls for medical evaluation.

Duke said officials with Adult Protective Services are also involved in this investigation.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office and Wichita Falls Animal Services are at a home west of Iowa Park with a history of animal neglect complaints.

Wednesday morning neighbors reported seeing deputies and Wichita Falls Animal Services taking dogs and cats from the home. Our crew is on the scene now awaiting details from law enforcement.

According to neighbors, this is the same home where Wichita County deputies found a dead pony in the back of the property in October 2018. The next day, a horse removed from the home had to be put down. There were also numerous small dogs and possibly cats inside and llamas and other animals outside.

At that time, no criminal charges were filed. The homeowner agreed to let authorities take the outside animals to the Wichita County Humane Society for adoption and care while the horses were taken elsewhere.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Gunman Threatens Teens During Anti-Gun Violence March

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gunman Threatens Teens During Anti-Gun Violence March"

Military photo mystery

Thumbnail for the video titled "Military photo mystery"

Baby Boom! Missouri Sheriff's Office welcomes 17 babies

Thumbnail for the video titled "Baby Boom! Missouri Sheriff's Office welcomes 17 babies"

"The Best Moment Of My Life!" Good Samaritan rescues lost toddler

Thumbnail for the video titled ""The Best Moment Of My Life!" Good Samaritan rescues lost toddler"

Target offering discount for military families

Thumbnail for the video titled "Target offering discount for military families"

Federal offices closed for Veterans Day

Thumbnail for the video titled "Federal offices closed for Veterans Day"

Birthdays Anniversary 11-11-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Birthdays Anniversary 11-11-19"

Two dead in crash with butane tank

Thumbnail for the video titled "Two dead in crash with butane tank"

Fantasy of Lights: Volunteers light up Hardin lawn

Thumbnail for the video titled "Fantasy of Lights: Volunteers light up Hardin lawn"

Veterans Day Ceremonies

Thumbnail for the video titled "Veterans Day Ceremonies"

Texoma Christian Care Center mail call

Thumbnail for the video titled "Texoma Christian Care Center mail call"

Holiday cards for troops

Thumbnail for the video titled "Holiday cards for troops"