A heartbreaking video went viral last week which apparently captures a 68-year-old Texas man abandoning a 10-month-old Husky pup on the side of a road even as the dog chased his former owners down the road.
PEOPLE reports that Luis Antonio Campos was arrested last Friday on suspicion of animal cruelty.
A video shared on Instagram and other social media platforms was recorded by a dog rescuer who says numerous unwanted pets have been left at the location.
Police say Campos was behind the wheel of the vehicle that can be seen in the video. After a second man unleashes the dog outside the vehicle, the car drives away as the pup chases the vehicle down the road.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office told PEOPLE that Campos posted $5,000 bail for his release.
According to the Instagram post, the dog rescuer who recorded the incident called the El Paso Sheriff’s office, was given a case number, and then immediately rescued the pup.
The good news is the pup was immediately put up for adoption, and on Wednesday a family welcomed the doggo into their home renaming him Nanook.
Campos has reportedly not entered a plea in his case.
Folks, if you find having a pet is more responsibility than you originally imagined, please be a fucking human being and reach out to a local rescue. Don’t abandon them in the middle of nowhere.