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Animal Cops: Houston

Season 5 2007 - 2008

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  • 2007-01-23T01:00:00Z on Animal Planet
  • 45 mins
  • 16 hours, 30 mins (22 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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22 episodes

5x01 Junkyard Dog

  • Season Premiere

    2007-01-23T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

When a panic attack causes a dog's body temperature to rise to dangerous levels, the Houston SPCA team races against time to save the canine.

5x02 Boris the Boar

  • 2007-01-24T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Boris the boar is found abandoned without food or water in disgusting conditions. Can the HSPCA investigators work their magic and save him?

5x03 Engine Kitty

  • 2007-01-25T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

With temperatures in Texas soaring, the heat is on for SPCA investigator Sage Whitney when she's called to rescue a kitten which is trapped in a car engine.

5x04 The Stallion Survivor

  • 2007-01-26T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A violent clash between two warring stallions presents the SPCA team with a massive challenge. And, a dog and her puppies are found dumped on a street.

5x05 Matted Murray

  • 2007-05-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The team try to help a tiny dog with a coat so matted and filthy, they need to sedate him to remove it. It is a case Investigator Dana Moss will never forget.

5x06 Long and Sleepless Night

  • 2007-09-07T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Cruelty Investigator Randy Farmer is called to a suspected dog breeding facility and discovers dozens of dogs in poor health. Also, a suspected cockfighting operation is investigated.

5x07 Perfect Angel

  • 2007-09-25T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Houston SPCA investigators rescue a puppy suffering from horrific injuries including 13 broken bones.

5x08 Sanctuary Seizure

  • 2007-09-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

SPCA investigators, medical staff and volunteers are called in to remove nearly 200 birds and mammals from a sanctuary which is believed to be neglecting the animals.

5x09 Catahoula Puppies

  • 2007-09-27T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

HSPCA investigators get involved when a raid on a drug smuggling operation reveals hundreds of fighting roosters, and one of the team rescues two dogs which are about to give birth.

5x10 Ferret Frenzy

  • 2007-09-28T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The investigators discover a colt that cannot even stand up, and a trio of ferrets who have been abandoned in freezing conditions in a house.

5x11 Six Mangy Mutts

  • 2007-09-29T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Investigators Sage and Enrique come to the aid of a litter of puppies. The dogs have been discovered in a ditch outside Houston and all are suffering from mange.

5x12 Fighting Birds

  • 2007-10-30T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Police raid a rooster fight in full swing and the Animal Cops team swoop. A couple who have been fostering unwanted animals are overwhelmed; it's time for Dana Moss to help.

5x13 Little Colt That Could

  • 2007-10-31T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Three horses are being neglected to the point of starvation. They have become so desperate, even sand is valuable food. When one collapses, the team have to pull out all the stops.

5x14 Amazing Transformation

  • 2007-11-01T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Animal Cops investigators always hope for a full recovery with all their rescues. The team re-visit dramatic cases to see how the neglected animals are progressing.

5x15 From Cages to Comfort

  • 2007-11-02T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

When bears and tigers were found in a chicken shed, it was one of the most dramatic rescues ever. The team catch up with them as they enjoy new lives.

5x16 Desperate Measures

  • 2008-04-01T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Investigators from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fight against animal abuse. Investigator Kristie Franks chases after a dog with an embedded collar.

5x17 Chance Encounter

  • 2008-04-02T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Investigators from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fight against animal abuse. This time, two horses are being dragged behind a lorry on a motorway.

5x18 Beyond the Call of Duty

  • 2008-04-03T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Two emus need to be rounded up and brought back to the Houston SPCA. Elsewhere, a routine capture becomes an emergency rescue.

5x19 Extreme Rescues

  • 2008-04-04T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

When Houston SPCA Investigator Stephen Goldman checks on a dog breeder's kennel, he is shocked to find dozens of American bulldogs close to death.

5x20 Saved From Misery

  • 2008-04-05T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Houston SPCA Investigator Stephen Goldman rescues a miniature horse, while elsewhere, two abandoned dogs run loose.

5x21 Thirty-Five's a Crowd

  • 2008-04-06T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Houston SPCA Investigator Barbra Christiansen responds to a call involving what sounds like a serious case of cat overcrowding - one house...thirty-five cats.

5x22 Catching Chickens

  • 2008-04-07T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

In 100-degree heat, Houston SPCA investigators must catch scores of chickens that have not been fed or watered.

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