After witnessing an atrocious act of animal cruelty, a concerned neighbor called police to report seeing a starving horse pulled behind a pick-up truck on a ranch in Jefferson County, Colorado. Criminal investigator Amy Perasso from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office remembers that case as the worst animal abuse case she has ever investigated. Seventeen horses were seized that day. Luckily, many survived, including a foal born shortly after the rescue.
Three years later, the foal, named Benelli, is living with a new family. Benelli’s new owner credits that original tip from a neighbor with giving him a chance at life. “I am so grateful,” she said. “I think that all the horses deserved a better home, I am so glad they could get them and rescue them.”
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