The San Jacinto County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office, acting on a tip of alleged animal abuse, on Nov. 5 went to a heavily locked property in the Oak Forest Subdivision off of FM 2025 and seized six horses, a dog and a cat. Another horse found on the property was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries by Dr. Kris Anderson, associated with the Houston SPCA.
According to Constable Sam Houston, the seizure came one day after the tip was made to law enforcement. The tip was investigated and authorities allege the animals were being abused by their owner, Jose Guzman.
The seized animals will remain in the care of Houston SPCA until a court hearing.
Guzman is charged with Cruelty to Livestock/Torture and was placed in the San Jacinto County Jail.
In a post on social media, Houston said, “It was a pleasure rescuing these helpless animals and we appreciate the support and quick action we received from the SPCA. Animal cruelty is a crime and we are thankful we were able to bring comfort and relief to these.”