Cameron Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case Involving Nearly 300 Dogs

3 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, September 10 2019 Sep 10, 2019 September 10, 2019 4:06 PM September 10, 2019 in News - Local

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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