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.
Investigator Stephen Goldman receives a call about a dog stuck in a fence; when he arrives at the scene, Stephen finds the dog is so starved it's not able to walk.
When investigator Dana Almengor discovers two dead dogs and six severely starved beagles trapped in a kennel, she's determined to find out who's responsible.
The Houston SPCA have to save two starving horses left in a waterlogged paddock. Elsewhere, an abandoned golden retriever is driven crazy by a mysterious itch.
Houston SPCA investigator Sage Halford seizes some pit bulls that were used for fighting. Later, he tackles the dogs' owner in court.
Snake enthusiast and Houston SPCA investigator Dana Almengor is called into action after a boa constrictor is found at a site in Galveston.
When it becomes apparent that a group of cats are in peril, the investigators from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals swoop into action.
Chief Investigator Charles Jantzen rescues 37 dogs from a house fire. Later Rescue Technician Roman Leal crawls down a drain to save five stranded puppies.
It's a busy day for Investigator Trischa Price as she first seizes three starving horses, then saves trapped kittens and finally helps three abandoned puppies.