Owner arrested for dumping emaciated, malnourished and dehydrated bulldog in El Paso desert

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — Marco Trent Butler, 29, is facing a felony charge of cruelty to an animal other than cattle after investigators discovered footage of Butler’s malnourished French bulldog abandoned in the desert near Montana.

Courtesy: EPPD

“The French bulldog was taken to a veterinarian for evaluation. Investigators learned the dog was severely emaciated, malnourished, and dehydrated,” police said. “The vet explained that the dog’s physical condition likely lasted for two to three months.”

The dog is currently under the care of MuttLove Dog Rescue.

Police arrested Butler today and placed him in the El Paso County Detention Center on $45,000 bail.


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