Cross Plains couple cited for animal cruelty

A Cross Plains couple is facing animal cruelty charges after a deputy with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department discovered more than a dozen dogs and puppies living in a home he said was contaminated and not conducive for animals.

After approaching the front door of the home located at 7395 Williams Road on Tuesday, May 14, the deputy said he could smell foul odors associated with the unsafe and unsanitary living conditions inside the home.

“Most interior surfaces of the home were contaminated with feces, urine and trash and the home had very poor ventilation,” the report read. “The conditions inside the home could be considered hazardous to human health and wellness and were certainly non-conducive for animals.”

The sheriff’s department made the discovery while assisting an eviction process, according to the report.

Upon the deputy’s arrival to the home, he was told there were six dogs inside.

However, investigators discovered 11 adult dogs and four small puppies inside, according to the report.

Timothy David Brown, 45, and Tina Brown, 45, both of Cross Plains, have been issued citations for animal cruelty.

All of the animals have been turned over to the Robertson County Animal Control pending the investigation.

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