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.
Eight officers from the Houston SPCA answer the call from an animal hoarder who admits he is in way over his head.
Investigator Randy Farmer is called to a suspected dog breeding facility and discovers dozens of dogs in poor health. And a suspected cockfighting operation is investigated.
Police investigate a dog breeding facility where more than two hundred Rottweilers are found when a freak ice storm hits.
A call from a couple in Fort Bend County alerts the SPCA to a horse in danger of sinking in a freezing, muddy creek.
After investigators give the owner of three horses a warning about their care and conditions, the horses disappear.
The SPCA carries out a rescue operation of over sixty cats from a decaying house, while investigator Debbie Michaelson discovers newborn puppies hidden in a disused shed.
Investigator, Maverick Wagner, tries to rescue an emaciated cat trapped in an empty house. Plus, Debbie encounters a pack of feral dogs and a grieving widow's potbellied pig.
Maverick seeks justice for the death of two huskies and fears there could be a third. SPCA investigates the death of horse, and rescue a dog trapped under a house.
The SPCA enters the brutal world of illegal cockfighting when police surround the organisers in a nearby wood. Back at the shelter, two very ill horses shock the team.
The Houston SPCA investigators discover a horse that has been left alone outside in a vacant parking lot.
Debbie attempts to bring an injured horse's owner to court and seizes numerous other neglected animals. Meanwhile a dog shot by a pellet gun is rushed to the SPCA hospital.
Debbie is horrified to find a herd of emaciated horses and Maverick rescues a dog with a serious leg wound. Plus, the team rescues some livestock during a heat wave.
Maverick Wagner races to save an injured kitten that's fallen down a drain. Plus, investigators hurry to rescue a donkey buried up to its neck in mud.
Houston SPCA looks back on some of the most heartbreaking cases that dealt with animals that just were not wanted.