Morgan Hill Man Allegedly Ran Dog To Death

MORGAN HILL (CBS/AP) – Morgan Hill police say a man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after he ran two dogs to the point of heat exhaustion.

One of the dogs later died.

Antonio Palomarez, 36, was arrested on Friday after officers allegedly found him over a pit bull and a boxer, both of which had collapsed.

According to police, Palomarez said he was exercising the dogs to tire them out and had taken them on a seven-mile run without giving them water.

Police took both dogs to a veterinarian. The pit bull, Palomarez’s dog, died. The boxer, a neighbor’s dog, was given intravenous fluids and returned to its owner.

Santa Clara County prosecutors said they plan to review the case. The Associated Press could not find a phone listing for Palomarez, who is out on bail.

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