Dog found chained to I-10 guardrail

Animal Care Services urges witnesses to the crime to come forward


SAN ANTONIO - Animal cruelty investigators are asking anyone who may have seen a man chain a dog to an Interstate 10 guardrail on Sunday to come forward.

The pit bull, nicknamed "Fresno" by Animal Care Services staff, was found padlocked with a weighted chain to a guardrail along the I-10 East access road near West Avenue on Sunday.

Fresno was wearing a thick black collar, which was linked to a heavy chain that was weighed down with 35 pounds of barbell weight plates.

A witness told ACS investigators they saw a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s pull over his early model red Dodge Ram extended-bed pickup with paper plates, put on his hazard lights, and chain the dog to the guardrail.

ACS investigators are asking that anyone else who may have seen the abandonment or who recognizes the suspect's description to call 311.

Fresno was found in good condition and will be readied for placement once his stray hold expires, ACS staff said on Monday.

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