Cameron Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case Involving Nearly 300 Dogs
LOS FRESNOS – Authorities in Cameron County are investigating an animal cruelty case involving 270 dogs and a cat.
Two men were taken in custody Monday night after nearby residents reported a complaint of barking dogs with animal control.
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio says Mark Anthony Trevino and Steven Clark Woodington were arrested and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals.
Trevino was the caretaker of the dogs at the warehouse in Los Fresnos, which is owned by Woodington.
Lucio stated the dogs were malnourished and kept in a warehouse in deplorable conditions.
The sheriff added many of the dogs suffered sores for being crammed into kennels with multiple canines.
Both Treivno and Woodington each received a $20,000 bond.
The animals were sent to different shelters in the county to be treated.
The public health department is requesting donations: dog kennels, blankets and old clothing to cleaning supplies.
Lucio said the investigation is ongoing.
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