Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that a male subject was arrested for animal cruelty on Monday, August 24.
Sheriff Schmerber stated that an individual identified as Jose Banuelos Lopez was arrested at the International Port of Entry No. 2 after agents at the port alerted deputies to two animals found in Mr. Lopez’s possession who appeared neglected and dehydrated.
Contact was made with Lopez, who was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center for processing.
County Vector Control was called to the location and took possession of the animals.