FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — A man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting a dog in the face and abandoning him at a park.
The Fort Bend Constable Precinct 3's office announced the arrest of 32-year-old Timothy Holloway. Police say in late December 2019, Holloway shot the dog, named "Clarence," in the face, and abandoned him at Harlem Park in a small wire kennel.
"Justice for Clarence," declared the department. "It took 6 months of hard work and investigation but today brings closure to this case."
Constable Thompson's office reported, "Clarence is thriving to this day although he suffers from sinus infections and other traumatic issues from the gunshot wound. Clarence is being trained as a therapy dog and it is reported he is quite a good student!"
Holloway is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a third-degree felony.
"This is a testament to the hard work of our animal cruelty investigator and to the commitment of County Judge KP George and the Commissioner's Court for staffing this position," stated the department. "Our office is proud to have the only county-wide cruelty investigator."