Parmer County Sheriff's Office discovers 117 animals in U-Hauls, makes 2 arrests
PARMER COUNTY, Texas (KVII) —
The Parmer County Sheriff's Office and Farwell Police Department made two arrests after two U-Haul trucks carrying a total of 117 animals was discovered.
According to the Parmer County Sheriff's Office, at about noon on Monday, the Parmer County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding concern for the welfare of some animals. The caller reported that animals were being transported in U-Haul trucks traveling into Texas from New Mexico.
The two trucks were discovered and stopped by FPD and PCSO officers. Inside one truck, 38 dairy goats were discovered. In the other truck, seven goats, 58 chickens, five turkeys, three guineas, two chinchillas and four dogs were found.
The animals were found to be overheated and in distress with no water as the outside temperature was 86 degrees and the inside of the truck was higher than 95 degrees.
The animals were allegedly being transported from Colorado to Florida.
Officers seized the animals and took them to receive veterinary care.
The two drivers were arrested for animal cruelty and are detained in the Parmer County Jail.