A Greeley-area man has been arrested after a trail camera caught him dumping two puppies on a county road east of Milliken, Colorado. As temperatures neared 100 degrees, these puppies are lucky to be alive after being abandoned on the roadside without food or water.
According to the Weld County Sheriff's Office, the two abandoned puppies, left without food or water in the sweltering 95-degree heat, were rescued by a good samaritan nearly seven hours after they were dumped on the side of the road in Weld County.
Using his truck's license plate, investigators tracked down Brent Moss who admitted to abandoning the puppies and agreed with deputies that the puppies likely would have died had a good Samaritan not passed by and saved them.
Brent Moss, 59, was arrested Wednesday by Weld County police. He was booked on suspicion of two counts of aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and one count of littering, a misdemeanor.
Trail camera footage revealed Moss discarding the puppies at about 11:00 a.m. last Saturday where they remained on the side of the road until they were picked up at about 6:00 p.m. by a passing motorist. The footage also showed one of the puppies nearly getting ran over by a delivery truck.
Moss is now free on a $2,000 bond. A hearing date has not yet been scheduled.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com. Tips that lead to an arrest and filing of charges may be eligible for a cash reward.