- Texas, USA -
On June 6, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a report about an animal cruelty case and deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Plazer Place in far East El Paso County.
Upon arrival, responding deputies learned from the complainant that there was an unresponsive dog on her neighbor’s yard who had not moved since early afternoon.
After checking the area, deputies found a gray and white dog who was lying on his/her side, motionless, the eyes were open, but no sign of breathing.
Deputies saw two buckets with no food or water.
The Animal Welfare Unit was then called in and its officers checked the rest of the property.
Two more dogs were found who had no food or water.
Furthermore, the furbabies did not have adequate shelter and had dug multiple holes in the ground to help cool off.
According to a news release by the sheriff’s office, “the dogs also seemed very dehydrated and were excessively panting from the high temperature.”
Detectives from Montana Patrol Station Animal Cruelty Unit took over the investigation and were able to locate the property owner identified as ESTHER RUEDA (pictured below).
RUEDA admitted to detectives that she failed to provide care for her dogs and on July 8, they obtained an arrest warrant for her.
The evil female was booked into El Paso County Jail with a bond set at $10,000.
El Paso Times reports that according to jail records RUEDA “was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to non-livestock animals by failing to provide.”
RUEDA was released after posting bail.
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