Texas: Husky abandoned on roadside as owner drives off
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The man was filmed abandoning a 10-month-old husky on the side of a road in El Paso, Texas, last week. Video footage shows Campos removing the dog’s collar before getting into his car and driving off. The heartbroken husky than attempts to chase him, but can’t keep up.
A video of the incident went viral and Campos was arrested on Tuesday after the cameraman reported him to El Paso County Sheriff and sent the video as evidence.
A dog rescuer called Esmie shared the video on Instagram with the caption: “This heartbreaking scene is what happens day in and day out here.
“[Pet owners] don’t measure the responsibility that being a pet owner requires and instead of taking responsibility and reaching out for help from a rescue, they opt to dump their poor dog.
“I am disgusted, I am furious and I am heartbroken. El Paso needs to do better.”
Luis Antonio Campos was arrested after he abandoned a dog on the side of the road. (Image: El Paso County sheriff)
The video has received more than one million likes and over 8,000 comments from disgusted viewers.
One said: “The poor baby. Thank God someone was there to save it. Thank you and that fellow dog rescuer for all you do.”
Another replied: “This is so sad and heartbreaking. Poor dogs! All they know is to show love.”
A third added: “I am literally in tears, this is so heartbreaking.”
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The husky tried to run after the man but couldn’t keep up. (Image: Instagram/ms.mojorising_)
Officials at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department released a statement that read: “The canine was abandoned on the side of the roadway and a witness at the scene provided the video that is currently being shared on social media, the canine is in good health and has been placed with a local animal rescue stakeholder.
“The Sheriff’s Office detective assigned to the Animal Cruelty Unit is currently assigned the case for investigation and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.
“These crimes against our voiceless animal victims are taken seriously and we actively seek to hold suspects accountable for these cruel acts.”
The husky has now been adopted by a family and has been renamed Nanook. His new owners told local news outlet KFOX: “I think he is doing us an active kindness by completing our family. He is not lost anymore.”