A Balch Springs man has turned himself in on animal cruelty charges after abandoning a dog on the side of a southern Dallas road.
Gorge Spears, 52, was captured on surveillance video leaving his dog near Teagarden Road and Dowdy Ferry Road. According to the SPCA of Texas, it was the first time the cameras — installed by the Dallas Marshal’s Office — recorded an incident of alleged animal cruelty.
“It marks the beginning of a close partnership between the SPCA of Texas and the Dallas Marshal’s Office in ongoing efforts to crack down on animal cruelty in the Dowdy Ferry and surrounding areas,” the SPCA of Texas wrote in a Facebook post.
Dowdy Ferry has been a focus of local officials as a troubling spot for animal dumping.
Spears got out of an Infiniti sedan and left the one-year-old mixed breed on the side of the road on Aug. 4. Witnesses found the …