Behind Bars for Animal Cruelty

A Claude man charged with twenty-seven counts of animal cruelty is in an Albuquerque, NM jail this evening.

Mohamed Kassabji, 55, was arrested early Saturday morning and is currently being held in the Bernalillo County Detention Center according to Albuquerque police.

The Armstrong County Sheriff's Department say they found nearly thirty dogs crammed in small pet carriers covered in urine and feces in March of last year.  There is no word on when Kassabji will be extradited back to Texas.