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Two arrested in dead dog dumping

Posted: 12:07 AM, Apr 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-28 01:07:42-04

Two men are arrested on animal cruelty charges after seven dogs were found dumped, near Calallen last month.

Forty-year-old Lee Trapasso and 27-year-old Travis Zak are charged with "cruelty to non-livestock animals".

Trapasso admitted to investigators that the seven dogs were his and he was quote, "taking care of a problem" because the dogs had killed his chickens and ducks.

Zak helped Trapasso shoot the dogs.

Trapasso also says he couldn’t afford to feed the dogs anymore and couldn’t find a shelter for them.  He also believed they had parvo.

The two could also face charges in Corpus Christi for illegal dumping.