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Published on Thursday, September 06, 2018

Animal Care Services updates recent large scale snake seizure; highlights importance of partnership with animal community

CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210-207-6665  
Lisa.norwood@sanantnio.sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 6, 2018) —It’s been largest seizure of animals brought into the city’s shelter and certainly one of its most unusual; more than 500 snakes and rodents taken during the execution of an animal cruelty warrant. A hearing has been set for Thursday, Sept.13th at 1:30 p.m. in Municipal Court #4 at which time a judge will determine final custody of the animals. Yesterday’s enforcement action by Animal Care Services at the home off Rigsby Avenue was the result of a collaborative effort with both Sea World of Texas and the San Antonio Zoo who assisted with expertise and equipment. In fact, a Zoo herpetology expert assisted ACS with the removal of the hundred and thirty six pythons found on the property, several measuring more than 15 feet long. Animal cruelty charges are pending in the case.

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