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Photo Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office

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.

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Greeley man arrested after trail camera shows him dumping two puppies on the side of the road. Photo Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office.

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Photo Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office

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.

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Brent Moss, 59, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and one count of littering, a misdemeanor. Photo Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office

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.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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(9) comments

rrypstra

THANKFULLY A PASSER BY SAVED THE PUPS & EVEN BETTER A TRAIL CAM COUGHT THIS GUY THROWING THEM AWAY LIKE TRASH ON A ROAD SIDE> I HOPE HE GETS THE STIFFEST PENELTY

KJK

So awful and heartless. How can anyone do this?!!

Craig

Despicable.

getrealincolo

Poor sweet pups. I hope the rest of their lives are comfortable with lots of love. It’s good to know there are good humans like the man who rescued them.

Tamara

“The footage also showed one of the puppies nearly getting ran over by a delivery truck.” Please correct your grammar ,,, “getting run over”. Thank you.

Craig

Excellent - someone else (besides me) cares about grammar!

Jay

Oh, this is sad. I'm so glad a good samaritan stopped.

BGaines

A fitting punishment might be to put this man out in the heat without water or food for the same amount of time the dogs had to endure it...7 hours! Terrible...how do people look in the mirror?!?

PittieLvr

Well said! I agree!

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