Suspect Arrested for Animal CrueltyPBSO
On Monday, October 10, 2022, a motorist reported to PBSO that he observed the suspect dragging a white, French Bulldog mix, by her leash and neck collar while traveling eastbound on Lantana Road between Military Trail and Lawrence Road on the evening of Sunday, October 9, 2022. The motorist caught the attention of the suspect, thinking it was an honest mistake when the suspect stopped his vehicle, picked the dog up off the ground and threw her in the bed of his truck then drove off. After further investigation, detectives and PBC Animal Care & Control personnel located the alleged suspect. The suspect was interviewed and agreed to turn over the French Bulldog mix named Blanco to PBC Animal Care & Control. The investigation determined, that Blanco did not belong to Lisandro but to another family member that entrusted him with watching Blanco. Lisandro claimed to be the owner of Blanco and had custody and control of her at the time of the incident. Lisandro carried Blanco in the bed of his truck in an inhumane manner. Lisandro failed to act to the injuries Blanco sustained from him dragging her by the neck with his truck, as her body scraped along the roadway. Lisandro unnecessarily allowed Blanco to repeatedly suffer in pain, over the course of four days from the injuries she sustained.
PBSO is grateful for the motorist who witnessed this heinous act, obtained a photograph of the suspect’s license plate and turn it over to PBSO to investigate further resulting in the arrest of Lisandro Arellano for Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Cruelty towards animals. On October 21, 2022, Lisandro Arellano, was located, arrested and booked into the PBC Jail.
Blanco is being treated by Animal Care and Control.