A woman from Cameron County, Texas, was arrested after a video surfaced of her allegedly striking a dog.
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office said that the woman, identified as 24-year-old Maria Guadalupe Lopez, was arrested on Tuesday after a video of her allegedly striking a dog was posted on social media.
The video, which was posted on Facebook, showed Lopez striking the dog multiple times with a belt. The dog can be heard yelping in pain as Lopez continues to hit it.
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office said that Lopez was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. She was taken to the Cameron County Jail and is being held on a $2,500 bond.
The dog, which was identified as a pit bull mix, was taken to a local animal shelter where it is being cared for.
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office said that they are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking anyone with information to contact them.
The incident has sparked outrage on social media, with many people calling for Lopez to be punished for her alleged actions.
Animal cruelty is a serious crime and those who are found guilty of it can face jail time and hefty fines. It is important to remember that animals are living creatures and should be treated with respect and kindness.