Man accused of running puppy mill wanted for animal cruelty

Peyton Leon Wyrick, 79, believed to have left the state

Peyton Leon Wyrick (BCSO)

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of running a puppy mill with dozens of animals is now wanted for animal cruelty.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office says 79-year-old Peyton Leon Wyrick was responsible for the 80 animals seized last month.

At the time, Sheriff Javier Salazar said several of the animals found at a home off Kinney Road near I-35 were dead or about to give birth.

BCSO said Monday it believes Wyrick has left the state. He’s possibly in Oklahoma or Missouri, according to officials.

You’re asked to contact the BCSO at 210-335-6000 if you have any information on his whereabouts.