Police Find 22 Dogs In Station Wagon With Owner

(AP) North Texas authorities seized 22 dogs found crammed inside a station wagon with their owner. The owner locked the car doors and refused to come out when a constable tried to serve her a warrant early Monday, said SPCA spokeswoman Maura Davies.

The two puppies and 20 dogs were taken to a shelter until a judge decides who gets custody, the SPCA said. They were in the car along with a pot of water, blankets and waste. Davies told The Dallas Morning News that officials "could smell ammonia from urine a few feet away from the car."

The owner does not face charges. She was not coherent and the SPCA said they contacted Adult Protective Services about the woman.

Pottsboro is about 70 miles north of Dallas.

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