- Colorado, USA -
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation after several people alerted it about a video posted on Facebook on Sunday, November 24.
The video in question shows a poor horse pulled from behind a pickup truck with his harness tied to the back of the bumper.
The helpless horse named Trigger, struggles, tries to stop the vehicle and free himself while being dragged. All this while his hooves keep sinking in the deep snow.
The good news is that Trigger has been removed from the undeserving ‘owners’ who did not want to go on camera when they were interviewed.
One of them told a CBS’ reporter:
“I've lost my job over this, I've upset a lot of people. I made our horse go through something that he shouldn't have. I was wrong."
Trigger has been transported to the Colorado Humane Society.
Sadly, the other two horses have not been seized.
9NEWS reports that the DA’s office announced on Tuesday, November 26, that 59-year-old JOHN SALDATE and 33-year-old AMBER SALDATE have been charged with one count each of animal cruelty.
Both are scheduled to appear in county court in Hot Sulphur Springs in late January.