Two suspects have been arrested on Charges of Cruelty to Animals Non-Livestock. Katreena Lynn Martin and her husband Wayne Milo Martin are being accused of dumping more than 120 dogs along Texas highways.
Most of these animals were rescued and have since been fostered thanks to Cow Dog Rescue out of San Angelo, Texas.
Katreena Lynn Martin, 28, was arrested on Oct 3 on four counts of suspicion of cruelty to non-livestock animals-abandon.
According to PETA, People began matching photos of the dogs shared in media sites with animals housed at the Atascosa County Animal Control shelter and alerted officials.
Using that information, officials set up surveillance at the shelter area on September 29, 2019 and observed a gray Dodge minivan load dogs into the cargo area of the vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.
The van exited Interstate 10 onto Farm to Market Road 3130, where a Texas Game Warden in Sutton County began surveillance about 8:55 p.m. After observing the van leave the area, the warden followed the van’s path and found four dogs dumped on the road. Another officer identified three of the four dogs were from the Atascosa County Animal Control shelter, according to the document, Go San Angelo reported.
Deputies enquired the couple about the kennels and were told they had recently delivered dogs to a rescue organization in Midland, but neither could provide documents for the same.
The woman told the deputies she had transported “thousands of dogs” to rescues across the nation in the past.