Officials arrested a Texas man for animal cruelty after reportedly abandoning a husky on the side of the road while driving away in a light-colored jeep in Horizon City.

El Paso Times identified the suspect as Luis Antonio Campos, 68. Officials say he was placed into the El Paso County Jail on a $5,000 bond. According to jail files, he posted bond the same day.

Officials stated the investigation into the dog's abandonment is still ongoing. Another arrest in connection with the incident is imminent.

The video, which appears to have been captured by another road user, went viral on social media last week.

The footage shows a young man on the side of the road removing the dog's leash and collar while the driver waits in a nearby SUV.

In the driver's side rear-view mirror, the driver, who appears to be an older man, can be seen.

Campos was not identified as the driver, but police said another arrest was expected as the investigation into the event progressed.

The young man then gets into the vehicle, driving away while the husky chases after him, unable to keep up.

It was extensively shared on social media on Tuesday, with many people expressing their displeasure.

"How do people have the heart to do this. Horrible people," one user commented on Twitter.

"This infuriates me. How do people have the heart to do things like this. Don't get pets if you can't commit to them. An animal is for life," wrote another.

"I don't know how those people could get in that vehicle, see that dog in the mirror running behind them and then just drive off. I don't know how you could do that as a human being," Ronald Comeau, who has been rescuing dogs in the El Paso area for six years, told KFOX.

Pawsitive Rescuers of El Paso volunteer rescued the dog and was placed for adoption through the Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue of El Paso, a nonprofit animal rescue group.

A family acquired the puppy on Wednesday.

Nanook is the name given to the dog, which is about 10 months old.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information on the event to call 915-832-4408 or 915-538-2185.

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