Primera man charged with animal cruelty after physically abusing dogs

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Jonathan Sanchez, 20. Credit: Primera police department

Primera, Texas (KVEO)—A 20-year-old man was charged with two counts of Cruelty to non-Livestock Animals after police say he was seen physically abusing two dogs.

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According to police, officers received a complaint of a possible cruelty animal case. Primera police received two surveillance videos, which showed Jonathan Sanchez punching one of his canines several times.

In another video, police said they saw Sanchez swinging a second canine using the dog’s leash and throwing the dog over a table.

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Police then secured two arrest warrants for Sanchez. He was charged with two counts of Cruelty to non-Livestock animals.

Sanchez turned himself over to the Primera Police Department on Friday.

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Sanchez was given a $60,000 bond and was transported to the Hidalgo County jail. 

The dogs will be evaluated by a local veterinarian, according to police. The dogs will be held at the Primera animal shelter until a hearing is held to determine if the dogs are returned to Sanchez or his family.

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