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Man arrested after 17 dogs rescued from McLennan County home

Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-19 14:26:32-04

A man has been arrested for five counts of cruelty to an animal after 17 dogs were rescued from an abandoned McLennan County home over the weekend.

Juan Villarreal was arrested on Thursday after the McLennan Sheriff's Office responded to calls on Saturday, Aug. 13, and found "a very, very bad situation."

The dogs were all brought to the Humane Society of Central Texas.

The shelter was already at capacity, and with one of the dogs testing positive for Parvo, they all had to be quarantined.

For more: Sheriff's Office: 17 dogs rescued from 'very, very bad situation' in McLennan County home.