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Local Woman Arrested After Multiple Animals Found Dead


Parker County Sheriff Vehicle | Image by NBC 5

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A Parker County resident was arrested last week after authorities discovered several dead animals on her property, including rabbits, horses, emus, a bull, and a peacock.

Shamorrowia Alexander, 31, has been charged with eight counts of cruelty to livestock and one charge of cruelty to non-livestock.

Deputies believe the animals died from the lack of water and food, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Russ Authier, Parker County Sheriff, said people are required by law to provide adequate shade, food, and fresh water for all animals, in a press release.

“In the climbing temperatures, it is imperative,” he said.

Deputies arrived on the property in the 4200 block of North Farm-to-Market Road 52 for an animal welfare check. They discovered a decomposing bull inside a pen on the property, according to Authier.

Inside the pen, investigators also discovered an empty hay feeder.

Investigators walked the property line and discovered several turkeys and chickens in pens and several dead animals.

The sheriff’s office said that a live goat was also found inside a separate pen with no water. Neighbors had reported giving the goat water after finding there was none made available.

Deputies obtained a warrant and seized the remaining animals, which a local veterinarian is evaluating.

Authorities also discovered a deceased sorrel horse in a pen, a deceased peacock in a fully enclosed coop, two deceased miniature horses, two deceased emus in an enclosed pasture, and several rabbits in a cage in the barn, in addition to the dead bull.

According to sheriff’s investigators, most of the animals lacked fresh water, and the two water sources on the property were tainted by algae and other contaminants.

Alexander was booked into the Parker County Jail in Weatherford on Wednesday, July 20, but as of Friday, jailers told The Dallas Express she had bonded out of captivity.

The newest case against Alexander is not her first run-in with law enforcement.

In January of 2021, Alexander was arrested for DWI and a warrant for her arrest was issued in August of the year, court records show. Pretrial proceedings in the case have been postponed until October of 2022.

Two months later, Alexander was again arrested, this time for the theft of property greater than $750, but less than $2,500.

Alexander’s other arrests include possession of a controlled substance under one gram and driving with an expired license, twice.

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1 month ago

Yall use the wrong girl’s picture in the article…why wouldn’t you use the real girl’s pic? …what are yall cowardly for?

Lisa Oberthier
Lisa Oberthier
1 month ago

I am so very happy to see Dallas County persecuting people for animal cruelty. I hope other counties regardless of their size can follow suit.

D. Jonas
D. Jonas
Reply to  Lisa Oberthier
1 month ago

Was Parker County, not Dallas.

John Quinn
John Quinn
1 month ago

May she rot in jail before she rots in hell!

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