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87 Animals Seized from Van Zandt County 'Sanctuary'

SPCA of Texas
SPCA of Texas
One of more than 70 horses taken from a Canton-area property on Tuesday.

The SPCA of Texas seized 87 animals from a self-described sanctuary near Canton Tuesday. Another 50 dead horses were found around the property, according to an SPCA press release issued today.

The SPCA says the animals seized included 70 horses, nine donkeys, six pigs and one longhorn were seized. About half of the animals were reportedly roaming the property with little access to food or

The agency first heard animal cruelty complaints about the property in early March. The on-site investigation began last week. The animals were taken to one of two facilities for treatment.