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Deputy arrest a mother and son for animal cruelty

Deputy arrest a mother and son for animal cruelty

POSTED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:24am

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:26am

A mother and son from San Elizario have been arrested in connection with animal cruelty and the death of a dog.

Norma Zuniga and her son Francisco Cicero were arrested after a sheriff's deputy found a dead dog tied up to a chain link fence on the 300 block of Hartley Ave.

Officials say, the dog did not have water, food or shelter and was allegedly tied up from 1 to 3 days.

The homeowner's son, Cicero, said the dog was a gift to his mother on Mother's Day.

Cicero was placed under arrest for Cruelty to Animals. 

The home owner was later arrested for the same offense since she was not home at the time of the investigation.

Both suspects were booked into the Detention Facility with a bond set $1,000.00.  

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