SPCA enlists at least 30 groups to take exotic animals seized in Arlington raid

After a judge’s weekend ruling affirmed the city of Arlington’s custody of 26,411 animals found in an animal dealer’s warehouse, the SPCA of Texas was busy Monday arranging new guardians for the animals.

The SPCA has arranged for 30 rescue or other groups to take control of the animals and has arrangements pending with 20 other groups, said Maura Davies, the group’s senior director of communications.

All but 6,000 animals, mostly hamsters and turtles, have been placed, and arrangements for those are in the works, Davies said.

Judge Jennifer Rymell of Tarrant County Court at Law No. 2 on Saturday denied an appeal by U.S. Global Exotics and owners Jasen and Vanessa Shaw of a Jan. 5 Arlington municipal court decision.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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