Texan man arrested for animal cruelty after video ‘showed him leaving dog on the side of the road’

Heartbreaking moment when husky is left on the side of the road as owners drive off and chase him

  • The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Friday arrested Luis Antonio Campos, 68, for allegedly leaving a dog on the side of the road.
  • Police said they expected to arrest another for their role in the alleged crime
  • Video of the dog abandoned on the side of the road on Tuesday was widely shared on social media
  • The video shows a young man taking off the dog’s collar before getting into an SUV, where the driver, who appears to be an elderly man, was waiting.
  • The SUV then drives away and the dog tries to keep up with it
  • The dog was rescued after the incident and adopted by a family within 24 hours

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Friday announced the arrest of Luis Antonio Campos, 68, for his alleged role in leaving a dog on the side of the road in Horizon City. The alleged crime was captured on video and police said another arrest was expected

A Texas man has been arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning a husky by the side of the road.

Luis Antonio Campos, 68, was taken into custody Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced, and his bail was set at $5,000.

The video of the incident – which appears to have been recorded by another road user – went viral earlier this week and shows the dog being abandoned by the side of a road in Horizon City, a suburb of El Paso.

The video shows a young man removing the dog’s leash and collar on the side of a road while the driver waits in a nearby SUV.

The driver, who appears to be an elderly man, can be seen in the driver’s side rear view mirror.

Police did not say whether Campos was the driver, but said another arrest was expected as the investigation into the incident continued.

Video of the alleged crime went viral on social media earlier this week, showing a young man taking off the dog's collar and leash

Video of the alleged crime went viral on social media earlier this week, showing a young man taking off the dog’s collar and leash

He then gets back into his vehicle while the driver, who appears to be an elderly man, waited

He then gets back into his vehicle while the driver, who appears to be an elderly man, waited

The SUV then drives away and the dog chases after him but can't keep up with him

The SUV then drives away and the dog chases after him but can’t keep up with him

The video then shows the young man getting into the vehicle, which starts to pull away as the husky chases after him, unable to keep up with him.

It was shared widely on social media on Tuesday, with many expressing their disgust.

‘How do people have the heart to do this. Horrible people,” one user commented on Twitter.

“I can’t describe this with absolute anger,” wrote another.

Users took to social media to express their disgust at the video

Users took to social media to express their disgust at the video

“Absolutely heartbreaking,” wrote one user on Instagram, where the video had been viewed more than 1 million times.

“This is so sad and heartbreaking. Poor dogs! All they know is to show love,” wrote another.

“I don’t know how those people can get into that vehicle, see that dog running in the mirror behind them and then just drive away. I don’t know how you could do that as a human being,” said Ronald Comeau, who has been rescuing dogs in the El Paso area for six years. KFOX.

“It hurts,” he added. “The first thought that comes to people who love animals is to give me that person in a dark room for five minutes.”

The dog was taken to Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue, which was renamed Nanook, and was adopted by a family within 24 hours (pictured)

The dog was taken to Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue, which was renamed Nanook, and was adopted by a family within 24 hours (pictured)

Instagram user ms.mojorising, who shared the video on the platform, said the person who recorded the video called the police and the dog was taken to Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue of El Paso.

There the dog was named Nanook and the shelter reported that the husky was about 10 months old.

Within 24 hours, Nanook was adopted by a family.

“I think he is doing us an active service by making our family complete,” the family told KFOX. “He’s not lost anymore.”

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