A Shallowater man in now in the Lubbock County jail charged with four counts of animal cruelty.
43-year-old Terry Cook is accused of letting his dogs starve and then abandoning them. Cook was evicted from a mobile home just west of Shallowater last Friday. 15 dogs were found on the property without food or water. Investigators also found the remains of dogs that had already died.
Cook was arrested Thursday night and arraigned Friday morning. He's now being held on a $5,000 bond.
Lubbock County Man to Face Animal Cruelty Charges
Neglected to the point of starvation; that's how the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department describes dogs they found living in west Lubbock County. NewsChannel 11's Kealey McIntire has been looking for answers in this case and has the latest.