Rogers: Couple arrested two weeks after animal seizure

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ROGER, Texas (KWTX) The two people at the center of an animal abuse investigation in Rogers were booked into the Bell County Jail Thursday.

Rogers police said in a news release that on March 19, officers were sent to a home in the 500 block of Smith Street and found a malnourished dog in the backyard.

When officers returned the next day, with a warrant in hand, the dog they saw was gone, but they found four others in the backyard that were seized.

Inside the home, they saw a woman, later identified as Robin Montalbo, try to hide from them, police said.

When she finally opened the door, there were three other dogs and they were also seized.

Police said neither the woman nor her husband, Noel Montalbo, would say what happened to the dog officers saw earlier.

All seven dogs were taken to the Bell County Animal Shelter, two with visible injuries, police said.

It was the second such seizure officer made in recent weeks, police removed 23 dogs from another home in Rogers.

Robin and Noel remained in the Bell County Jail in lieu of a $750 bond on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals.