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Former Big Spring Animal Control Officer Arrested

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

A former animal control officer in Big Spring was arrested Thursday.

Michael Arista, 19, is charged with cruelty to animals.

While working for the city back in June, police say several dead cats were found in his work truck.

They also say Arista had picked them up in a 24-hour period and his actions contributed to the death of the cats.

Arista told NewsWest9, it was a horrible accident and that animal control workers are overworked.

He resigned a few days after the gruesome discovery.

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