Pinehurst, TX – On Monday, July 11 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Officer Leonard Roff of the Pinehurst Police Department received a report that someone had turned themselves in to the Orange Police Department claiming to have released all the dogs at the Pinehurst Animal Shelter.

Officer Roff discovered that the claim was true and that several dogs were running loose near the shelter. Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer stated that there was no damage done to the facility and that the suspect received minor injuries as a result of scaling a fence to gain entry.

Public Works Director Lee Seelye responded to the scene and was able to round up most of the “meandering mutts”, which numbered ten, but reported this morning that two of the previously imprisoned pooches were still at large.

Charges of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass are pending against the suspect whose name will not be released at this time.

Reports of animals at large within the City of Pinehurst may be made at 409-886-0803. None of the animals still at large are thought to be of a vicious or aggressive nature.

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