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Houston man to forfeit animals seized by SPCA
By PEGGY O'HARE Copyright 2009 HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Sept. 30, 2009, 4:24PM
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Brightcove tagsThe owner of more than 1,000 animals seized by the SPCA agreed today to forfeit all but two of them to the agency.
Joselito Rivera Boado, 34, also will vacate his northwest Houston house at 6519 Breen in 30 days and forfeit his house to the county to satisfy $213,458 in medical and boarding costs for the animals that were seized, according to an agreement announced in court today.
The property is appraised at about $235,000. He still owes about $85,000, so its net worth is $150,000. He has waived his right to appeal this civil action.
The agreement, however, does not preclude or prevent any criminal charges from being filed in this case. No charges have yet been filed.
SPCA employees seized 1,009 animals from his property on Sept. 23. About 100 to 200 of the animals have died, said assistant county attorney Linda Geffin. Numerous animal skeletons also were found on the property, she said.
Two dogs seized will be returned to Boado's ex-wife, once the animals are spayed and neutered and get a clean bill of health, officials said.
Boado has lived at the property for about eight years.
Justice of the Peace David Patronella presided over today's agreement in Justice of the Peace Dale Gorczynski's email@example.com
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