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.
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.
Boris the boar is found abandoned without food or water in disgusting conditions. Can the HSPCA investigators work their magic and save him?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Houston SPCA investigators rescue a puppy suffering from horrific injuries including 13 broken bones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two emus need to be rounded up and brought back to the Houston SPCA. Elsewhere, a routine capture becomes an emergency rescue.
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.
Houston SPCA Investigator Stephen Goldman rescues a miniature horse, while elsewhere, two abandoned dogs run loose.
Houston SPCA Investigator Barbra Christiansen responds to a call involving what sounds like a serious case of cat overcrowding - one house...thirty-five cats.