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Greeley man arrested for dumping puppies on Weld County road

Posted on 07/20/2020

A Greeley man was arrested earlier this week after he was caught on camera abandoning two puppies on the side of a county road.

Brent Moss, 59, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Weld County Jail on suspicion of two counts of aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and one count of littering, a misdemeanor. He is free on $2,000 bond.

On Saturday, July 11, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Strike Team obtained trail camera footage of a man who dumped two puppies on the side of the road without food, water or shelter in unincorporated Weld County east of Milliken. The trail camera captured the man’s vehicle, a black Dodge Ram pickup, and investigators were able to later identify him as Moss through a search of his license plate number.

Moss discarded the puppies about 11 a.m. last Saturday and they remained by the side of the road until they were picked up about 6 p.m. by a passing motorist. Temperatures climbed to over 95 degrees that day. At one point, one of the puppies was nearly run over by a delivery truck.

Moss admitted to abandoning the puppies during an interview with deputies prior to his arrest. He agreed with deputies that the puppies likely would have died had a good Samaritan not driven by and saved them.

Moss does not yet have a hearing date in Weld District Court. The deadline for the filing of formal charges by the Weld District Attorney’s Office is 3:30 p.m. July 27.

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 www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.