A sushi bar lost its dog cafe after its owners had their way with the business.
The owners of the Lost Dog Cafe in Austin, Texas, were arrested for cruelty to animals after they were charged with neglect and abuse of animals after their dog, a pit bull named Dinky, died of an infection.
The incident happened on April 7.
After an investigation by the Austin Animal Shelter, the owners were arrested on charges of animal cruelty and neglect, and were released from jail.
The Lost Dog cafe was one of the restaurants on the list of the top 10 most popular in the country.
The owner, Robert and Maria Rodriguez, had been selling dog treats and snacks at the restaurant since the 1990s, and they were famous for their dog treats.
Dinky had been there for years, serving customers for decades.
Dinky had never been ill, and the restaurant was filled with people.
Maria was upset that her dog, who had only been there a few months, was dying and said she wanted the restaurant to reopen.
“We are just like anyone else,” she told ABC News.
“I want to make sure we are making good food, that Dinky is being cared for.”
Maria said she and her husband Robert were concerned about their dog’s health, and that they were willing to do whatever it took to make their dog happy.
“There was no choice but to take him to the veterinarian,” she said.
After their dog died, the couple decided to move to San Antonio to have the dog euthanized, but when the dog’s owners found out about the investigation, they decided to take action.
They filed a lawsuit in Austin County, Texas against the restaurant and the owner.
Maria Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez had filed a complaint with the Austin Police Department in April 2018, saying that Dinkies death was “due to a lack of care and treatment” and “an abandonment of his rights to life, liberty and property.”
The restaurant owner, who they identified as “R.C.,” was charged with cruelty to an animal, neglect, neglect of an animal and animal cruelty, and was sentenced to three years of probation.
The two owners were also fined $150 each.
“It was our intention to reopen the Lost Dogs restaurant as soon as possible,” the owners said in a statement.
“But in the end, we could not do that, and we were forced to take this step in order to provide the best food, best service and most important, a home for our two wonderful dogs.”
The Lost Dogs is still open and is now open for business.
According to ABC News, the owner and the owners of other dog-friendly restaurants are suing the owners for negligence.
“They had an opportunity to be great,” Maria Rodriguez said.
“When they took a step back, the other side of it was gone.”
The owners said that they are very thankful for the outpouring of support and love that they have received.
“This is just one of those things that you just can’t put into words,” Maria said.