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Animal Cops: Houston

Season 1 2003 - 2004
TV-PG

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  • 2003-08-12T00:00:00Z on Animal Planet
  • 45 mins
  • 9 hours, 0 mins (12 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Crime, Reality
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Animal Cops: Houston is an observational documentary series following the work of the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The HSPCA receives over 10,000 reports of cruelty or neglect every year, and its small team of investigators is dedicated to helping these victims of abuse.

Our crews film with them all year round and are on call 24/7 to bring these stories to the screen, from the initial investigation and rescue, through court cases and medical rehabilitation, to, in most cases, adoption to new, loving homes. This process can take many months but because of our long term commitment to this subject we are usually able to tell the complete story, offering a unique insight into the field of animal welfare.

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12 episodes

1x01 Hungry for Justice

  • Series Premiere

    2003-08-12T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Chief Investigator Jim Boller responds to a dramatic case of horse neglect. And, they investigate the case of a Siberian tiger kept in a trailer.

1x02 The Wild Pack

  • 2003-08-13T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Chief Investigator Jim Boller and his team are put in charge of removing four black bears from a roadside zoo. And, they deal with a pack of 70 dogs running wild.

1x03 Dirty Work

  • 2003-08-14T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The team battles through thick mud to rescue abandoned ostriches and a wild boar. Plus, a dramatic late night call takes them to the scene of an alleged ritual sacrifice.

1x04 Graveyard Farm

  • 2003-08-15T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A police raid on an illegal cockfight leads to a long night for the SPCA team. And, a dog is brought to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

1x05 Little Miracle

  • 2003-09-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The investigators battle to leash a group of fighting dogs. And, the plight of a pregnant horse foreshadows a life and death struggle.

1x06 A Foal Named Freedom

  • 2003-09-30T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The SPCA helps bring a foal named Freedom into the world; fighting to save six neglected Rottweiler puppies; newborn kitten entombed behind a brick wall.

1x07 Guarding Angel

  • 2003-10-21T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

As the Texas temperatures soar, the animal cops face the delicate problem of trying to free a puppy trapped underneath a house; the race is on to save 16 horses.

1x08 Courtroom Drama

  • 2003-12-02T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Senior Investigator Max Mixson rescues six hamsters put out with the household garbage. And, tense scenes and a warrant lead to the rescue of neglected horses.

1x09 Parrot Rescue

  • 2003-12-04T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Senior investigator Max Mixson has the tricky task of rescuing some parrots that have been left home alone; investigating reports of dying puppies; old abandoned horse needs home.

1x10 Deep Wounds

  • 2004-01-27T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

An investigator tries to save horses in danger of drowning after torrential rain and flash floods hit Houston; a dog has a rusty chain embedded in its neck.

1x11 Puppy Mill Raid

  • 2004-01-28T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Investigators move in to seize over 200 dogs from an overcrowded puppy mill, and an abandoned dog wins the heart of investigator Scott Wernick.

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