San Antonio Police are searching for a man accused of torturing and killing a puppy and threatening to do the same thing to his family.
The video is under investigation and has not been released.
"This definitely qualifies as some of the worst of humanity,” said Shannon Sims, Assistant Director of Animal Care Services. “Taking something as defenseless as a small puppy and torturing…killing.”
Officials described the video as cruel and heart wrenching.
“Mr. Sanchez was allegedly chocking a puppy and possibly stabbing a puppy in this video,” SAPD spokesperson Jennifer Rodriguez said.
They later found the little dog's body on Gardina Street, on the northwest side of town, with stab wounds to the neck.
According to Rodriguez, Sanchez allegedly threatened to torture a family member the same way the little dog was tortured in the video.
"No words can explain how disturbing this video is,” Rodriguez said. “It's very disturbing...that is why we want this person off the street and we are just hoping that anyone that has information to please come forward and contact us."
Sims says the organization prosecutes about 100 animal cruelty cases a year, but only a handful are this severe.
"Incidents like this one are actually felony cases,” Sims said. “You are looking at anywhere from two to ten years possibly in prison and fines up to $10,000."
The suspect is facing charges for terroristic threats and could face additional charges, including torture and animal cruelty.
If you know how to find Sanchez, contact the Special Victims Units at 210-207-2313 or 210-207-7273 and reference case number 18047351.