Arrest Made in Mathis Animal Cruelty Investigation

Mathis Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty that left one dog dead and another clinging to life on Tuesday.

A neighbor spotted the dog at a nearby home around noon Tuesday. The animal was chained to a pole in the middle of the hot sun. The neighbor said there was a water bowl nearby, but it was empty, and there was no food in sight.

She called Animal Control, but by the time they got there, the dog had perished. They did, however, rescue another dog at the scene.

The owner of the dogs, 29-year old Sara Pena, was arrested on animal cruelty charges. She is currently in the San Patricio County Jail.


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