Two people arrested for cruelty to animals in Parmer County

Around noon on Tuesday, the Parmer County Sheriff's Office in reference to an animal welfare concern. The caller reported animals being transported in U-Haul trucks traveling into Texas from New Mexico.

The two trucks were located and stopped by the Farwell Police Department. and the Parmer County Sheriff's Office. Officers found 38 dairy goats in one truck and 7 goats, 58 chickens, 5 turkeys, 3 Guineas, 2 Chinchillas and 4 dogs in the second U-Haul.

Officers determined the animals were over heated and in distress with no water. The outside temperature at the time of the traffic stop was 86 degrees and the interior of the truck at over 95 degrees.

The animals were seized and veterinarian was contacted for their care. It's believed the animals were being transported from Colorado to Florida.

Both of the drivers were arrested for cruelty to animals and booked into the Parmer County Jail.

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