Woman accused of animal cruelty after dead horses, decomposing bull discovered (NCD)
WEATHERFORD, Texas — A Texas woman is accused of animal cruelty after several dead animals, including a decomposing bull, were found on her property, authorities said.
Shamorrowia Jeanette Alexander, 31, of Whitt, was charged with eight counts of cruelty to livestock animals and one count of cruelty to non-livestock animals, according to Parker County online booking records.
Other dead animals included a sorrel horse, a peacock, two miniature horses, two emus and several rabbits, WFAA-TV reported.
The dead animals did not have a fresh water source, according to a news release from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office said they were called to Alexander’s home on Tuesday to perform an animal welfare check, KFDW-TV reported.
Investigators said they found the bull inside a pen with an empty hay feeder, according to the television station. Live animals found next to the carcasses included several turkeys, a chicken and a goat in a pen with no water, KXAS-TV reported.
A neighbor reported the goat to authorities after giving it water when they discovered the animal had none available, KXXV-TV reported.
The animals are currently undergoing evaluations by a local veterinarian, according to the television station.
With temperatures soaring into triple digits in Texas, Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier urged residents to ensure their animals had fresh water available.
“In the climbing temperatures, it is imperative” to provide fresh water for animals, Authier said in the news release.
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