Horse Found Inside Abandoned Wrecked Horse Trailer – Left For Dead – Thankfully Rescued!

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I can’t believe someone would abandon a horse inside of a horse trailer.  This is absolutely disgusting and whoever did this should be held responsible!

1 1 1 abandoned horse 1“Looking to raise money to offer a REWARD to the individual that reports and turns in the person responsible for leaving this horse tied inside a  wrecked
horse trailer. The reward will only be handed over when  charges are brought to the person  responsible.  They wrecked it and left her there to die. This happened Tuesday evening June 2nd around 8 pm on the frontage road between Roggen Colorado and Keenesburg Colorado just off I76.  The owner came forward and claimed the horse but denies any reason as to why or who would take her horse.  She also claims she has no idea who  the trailer belongs to. The horse was being “boarded” at a trailer behind the Roggen Elevator. … which means they had to take her from there as well…. someone had to see something. ..
The officers let her take the horse to another place in Keenesburg Colorado.   I’m looking for the owner of this horse trailer. And hopefully it will lead us to the person responsible for leaving it with the horse tied inside to die. AGAIN, LOOKING FOR OWNER OF HORSE TRAILER.”   This is taken from the gofundme page set up for this horse.  To donate please visit http://www.gofundme.com/w8q4mhw.   Please SHARE this post on Facebook and help catch the person responsible!

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20 Responses

  1. Nat

    What undoubtedly happens is that this horse was stolen and the trailer stolen as well and whoever stole them both weecked and the new they were screwed and took off. Horse theft is very common and hopefully the owner of the trailer will be found but I doubt they’ll know anything about who took it.

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    • Zhinka

      The health of this horse is horrid, look at how thin. This horse would rate as critical in any vet office, the owner is responsible for that. The owner should be jailed.

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      • Anonymous

        You know nothing about this horse to say the owner should be jailed. It could be a very old horse that has a hard time eating and digesting food. It could be a horse that the present owner just rescued themselves. This is still a country of innocent until proven guilty.

  2. Molly

    Who was the last person the trailer was registered to? Even if the plates are gone there’s still a VIN number. The officers mentioned should have searched for the registration so the trailer could be returned if it was stolen. Where is it now? In an impound lot, or still in the middle of the road? In both picture the trailer looks VERY close to the edge of the road even on it’s side. What caused it to turn on it’s side? There was no impact from another vehicle in that direction… She was “tied” in the trailer, where is her halter? She was not tied very well and she was still there in an open toped trailer? With the door open!? Even a horse thief would have brought a halter or found one nearby… If the trailer was in fact HOOKED TO A TRUCK when it turned over why is the tongue not twisted or mangled in any way? Also, look around town for a truck or big SUV with a twisted rear bumper… And last, the reward money will be awarded when charges are pressed. SOUNDS LIKE A SCAM TO ME! It is horrifying that anyone could even think of leaving a horse abandoned in a wrecked trailer but this one is just not adding up and there is no other information about it anywhere I can find. Run the plates on the white Chevy in the background and you have someone trying to “raise money” for themselves.

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    • debra turnbull

      I couldn’t agree with you more. I smell a scam too. Reward money awarded when charges are filed? I thought they were raising money for the care of the horse. Whomever filed this should be looked into, what a horrible way to get money all at the expense of the poor horse.

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    • Anonymous

      I do agree, the entire article seems to be poorly written and doesn’t make much sense…

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  3. Kat

    Something smells about this one. For the commenter asking about where the trailer is, I an guarantee you the trailer was towed and officials looked for VIN. More than likely, it’s either stolen or it has not been registered in such a long time, the records are purged (it looks pretty thrashed.) I agree the way the horse was tied is strange. The horse looks pretty skinny to me from the picture. Whomever is in charge of caring for it has some questions to answer. I’m sure the owner will be/was investigated – I’d ask her to take a polygraph to make sure she is not involved (just sayin’), especially when GoFundMe accounts are created because horse lovers WILL donate and who knows who the money recipient will do with the funds (just sayin’.) I cannot see the trailer tongue so not sure if there is damage or not. Could the tipped trailer been affected by recent storms and does not involve nefarious behavior by someone? i want more details before I donate for this poor horse…just sayin’…

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  4. Lenzinni

    Criminal to collect money not registered as a 5013C Charity or non profit Org in Colorado no matter how to get donations even via go fund me. It’s to make sure it’s legit!!!. Weld County Sherrif has or is the Authority having Jurisdiction for the investigation and FYI no Frontage rd. Between Roggenn and Keenesburg…PERIOD…Missing Vin trailers registered all the time…This one so old probably stolen junk someone took to steal the horse. I find the money beg suspicious. The facts are horse shit. Call Weld if you have info otherwise stop promulgating rumor fire.

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  5. Heather

    Stolen horses are on the rise here in the US. People are stealing horse’s right out of their owners pastures. Driven to out of state auctions which sell the poor critters to the meat market. It is illegal to eat, butcher, and sell horse meat in the US. Once these horses are sold to the “meat man”, they are shipped hundreds of miles to Canada or Mexico to slaughter houses. By the looks of the trailer this was not a vehicle use to transport horses in a safe manner to begin with. Most likely the thieves dumped it once it turned over. Hope they find the people responsible. Hopefully the owner has learned a thing or two themselves about where your horse is boarded. I do however have some concerns with the condition of the horse. IMO, he/she looks extremely thin to be someone’s pet???? In the pics I can see ribs and hip bones. Hmmmmmmmmmmm The trailer could have bounced right off of the hitch, therefore no twisting or breaking would occur. If the thieves were in a rush the trailer most likely was not hooked up properly. Wonder how far from the boarding farm the horse was found? Too many smelly issues with this one.

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  6. Horsepoor

    I have to agree, the owner needs investigated. Something very questionable here, from the trailer, to how the horse was tied, and to the horse itself. Am not convinced it was not a set up and scam. So bad that you have to be distrustful of everyone these days. Society has degraded so much.

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    • Anonymous

      Agree owner has somethings go to do with this. That horse in terrible shape and that trailer horrible shape too

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  7. James Day

    A tip of the hat to each author of all the comments above! – Each was very well worded and shows the thought that went into the body of the comment. – You each raised some good points. – I also hate how this horse has been treated and do hope the culprit is found and punished (even if it turns out to be the owner!). – Again, you all did a good job! …. Take care.

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  8. Robin Baker

    Fox 31 news in Denver ran this story tonight, and they reported that, according to the police, the VIN had been removed from the trailer. They also said that the witness who called the police about this stated that the owner showed up claiming that the horse had been stolen, then took off after saying she had a warrant out for her arrest. The whole report sounded a bit strange to me, but I have to hope that a major news outlet would have done some investigation and verification before running the story.

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  9. Mary

    I hope law enforcement is working this case. Not only is it obvious, in your face, blatant animal cruelty, it was a road hazard and very dangerous for humans. Also, why did they just give a horse that is in that poor condition back to the abusive owner? Is someone in the area making sure and pressing that this is not just swept under the rug?

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  10. Selma

    Sadly, many states don’t require title and inspection of horse trailers. In Va you need both AND pay property taxes on the trailer. So sad

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  11. Anonymous

    Just so you know there is a strong possibility that this horse is old with Mal-absorb problems. Even horses that are not old can have mal-absorb problems. Due to medical problems. I work in the equine industry and I can not tell how many people that have euthanized their horses because many well meaning people caused them so much grief over a horse with heath problems. I have seen horses thin standing in pastures knee deep with regular deworming and care and still be thin. They are like people in the sense that you can have two people eat the exact same thing in the same amounts and one person will look obese and the other will be thin.

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    • Anonymous

      Bullshit! That a bunch of lousy excuses and if work in the Equine industry you should know better.

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  12. Susan Mayes

    oh bullshit this is a ploy to take money from unsuspecting animal lovers, that horses ribs are showing and the only person that should be charged with any crime is the owner, bullshit, i call bullshit

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  13. Susan Mayes

    Bullshit bullshit bullshit, that horses ribs are so apparent it is not even funny this story is about prying money out of animal lovers

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