Chaparral man charged with 156 counts of animal cruelty
Chaparral, NM (KTSM) — A Chaparral, New Mexico man is facing 156 counts of animal cruelty.
Back in September authorities found 268 dogs on Felix Moriel's property, several of them dead. Twelve were reportedly on the property in different stages of decomposition and six were puppies inside plastic bags inside the freezer.
Authorities say the 44 year-old admitted he had 400 dogs at his home at one point.