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Horse shot in head, left to die near Parachute

Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post
Garfield County Sheriff's OfficeThe horse was found in a Garfield County pasture between Parachute and Rifle
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Someone shot a horse in the head and left the animal to die in Garfield County pasture between Parachute and Rifle.

Garfield County dispatchers received a call Monday about an “injured” horse near the Rulison exit on the north side of I-70 near a gas well pad, according to a media release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies called a veterinarian and a brand inspector to the scene.

Investigators found tire tracks from “what appeared to be a truck and trailer,” in the area.

“It appears the horse was unloaded and shot, with what looks like a small caliber gun,” the release said.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13780675


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