HORIZON CITY, Texas (KTSM– A 68-year-old man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty for abandoning a dog in Texas, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Luis Antonio Campos was arrested Friday and held in the El Paso County Detention Center on $ 5,000 bond.
On Wednesday, a witness shot video of a Husky left on the side of the road in Horizon City, Texas. Video shows the abandoned dog chasing the vehicle as it drove away.
Joy Dominguez, who recorded the video, told KTSM that she was on her way to save other puppies in the area when she saw a vehicle dragging a dog. She said she stopped to record the moment they abandoned her.
The dog has since been adopted after being rescued and removed from the Huckleberry Hound Rescue Group.
County Animal Welfare Department officials said they are still investigating the case and that a further arrest is awaited.
The department said the abandonment is a Class A misdemeanor that could result in up to a year in a county jail or up to a fine of $ 4,000.
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