Two Houston men have been jailed and charged with animal cruelty after authorities rescued more than two dozen French bulldog puppies from the back cargo area of a sweltering truck on Thursday. Adam Darwish, 19, and Mahmoud Eid, 18, were arrested and transferred to a Texarkana jail.
According to WloxNews13, the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a Penske moving truck Darwish and Eid had been driving for a traffic violation. Troopers noticed the roll gate in the back of the truck was partially opened and when they walked to the rear of the vehicle to investigate, found 14 pet crates holding 28 French bulldog puppies. There was no food or water available for the puppies and temperatures registered up to 121 degrees. The puppies were struggling to breathe – one pup had already died.
Animal control officers were called, and the puppies were rushed to a nearby school where officials tried to cool them down before transporting them to a local veterinarian hospital.
The puppies are not expected to be available for adoption until the investigation is completed reported the Texarkana Gazette. Darwish and Eid are charged with 28 counts of animal cruelty.Bail was set at $2,500 on each of the 28 misdemeanor counts. Both defendants have been released on bond.
(Photo of puppies screenshot via 13 News)
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