Hundreds of Dogs Seized North of Los Fresnos

A gate on the front of the property at the end of Bingley Road where authorities seized approximately 270 dogs last week. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Nearly 300 dogs kept in cages inside two barns northeast of Los Fresnos were taken out and transported to several dog pounds while officials with Cameron County were assessing the situation.

The dogs were transported by several law enforcement agencies and led to the temporary closure of the county animal shelter in San Benito due to the number of canines and the outcome of the case.

The Los Fresnos Fire Department assisted during the dog rescue operation.

Sheriff Omar Lucio said the dogs were inside a warehouse on Bingley Road, off FM 1847.

Bingley Road is outside Los Fresnos city limits, just north of Kretz Road.

Authorities arrested Mark Anthony Trevino and Steven Clark Woodington who were charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals.

As many as three dogs were kept in small metal cages and the place they were kept was filthy.

Lucio said the dogs were taken to pounds in Los Fresnos, Brownsville and San Benito.

The dogs’ seizure happened months later after neighbors to the south and west of the property said they complained about dogs barking at nighttime.

They said no one listened to their concerns.

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