Brownsville woman arrested for Cruelty to a Non-livestock animal


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — On Wednesday at about 12:05 p.m., the Brownsville Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Impala Drive in reference to suspicion of animal cruelty. Officers found a deceased female Pit Bull canine hanging from a chain link fence.

Detectives interviewed the caretaker of the dog, Veronica Garcia. She informed detectives of previous incidents where the canine would jump over to an adjacent property. Through further investigation, detectives determined that Garcia had failed to provide necessary care and shelter for the canine in her custody.

On July 11 detectives secured an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Veronica Garcia. She was placed under arrest for Cruelty to a Non-livestock Animal. Garcia was transported to city jail where she was booked in accordingly.

She was released yesterday on a personal recognizance bond of $2,500. If a person has previously been charged with Cruelty to a Non-livestock Animal, the offense could be a felony to the second or third degree.

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