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30 dogs seized during animal cruelty bust in Parker County

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Officials seized 30 dogs during an animal cruelty bust in Parker County.

Animal control officials say they performed a welfare check at the property Monday, and found about 150 dogs in filthy conditions.

Officers say some of the dogs were blind and had no water, and most were standing in urine and feces.

They returned Tuesday morning to seize the animals, but found the owner had moved most of the dogs to other locations overnight.

The property owner admitted to FOX4 that he was in over his head, but says he would never hurt his dogs, which he called his babies.

"I may not have other money, but these guys were taken care of," said property owner Roger Williams. "Everybody has…I can turn every one of them loose and they'll come right to me. They'll run around here. I'm Dad. So I can't...I can't do this."

The North Texas Humane Society will take care of the animals for the next 20 days, while a judge decides who will be awarded custody.

Officials have not yet filed criminal charges against the property owner.

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