Story at a glance

  • A video of a dog being abandoned on the side of the road in Texas and then chasing after the car went viral.
  • Luis Antonio Campos, 68, has been charged with animal cruelty in relation to the incident.
  • The Husky was eventually transported to Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue where the 10-month-old dog was adopted by a new family renamed Nanook.

A Texas man has been arrested after a video of a dog being abandoned on the side of the road went viral.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has charged 68-year-old Luis Antonio Campos with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning a Husky on the side of a road in Horizon City, according to KFOX14.

A witness caught the heartbreaking scene on camera when a car pulls over and a man gets out of the vehicle with a Husky before removing its leash and collar and driving away as the Husky chases after the car. The person who gets out of the car appears to be a younger male, while an older male appears to be driving.


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The Husky was eventually transported to Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue where the 10-month-old dog was adopted by a new family and renamed Nanook.

The incident is still being actively investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office's Animal Cruelty Unit.


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Published on Jul 26, 2021