Colorado City horse abused and left for dead
Apr 17, 2018, 5:29 PM | Updated: Apr 19, 2018, 1:22 am
COLORADO CITY, Utah – A Colorado City family is looking for help finding the person who brutalized their horse, leaving her to die.
Roxy was a 2-year-old horse, owned by Jacob Hammon and his family. Sunday night, the Colorado City Marshall’s Office called the family and asked them to come identify a horse. Hammon said he has sturdy fences and the location seemed too far from his farm. He wasn’t home, so he asked his wife to go tell the officials it wasn’t their horse. She arrived to find a mangled Roxy, still alive before marshals put her down.
Hammon said he believes whoever did this tied the horse to a truck, dragging her behind the vehicle over a cattle guard and then continued several yards down the road before leaving her on the dirt road.
Hammon posted the story and photos on a local horse owner’s Facebook page. Soon horse owners from across the country began asking how they can help. The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for a reward. They hope to raise $5,000, but say they will cover any that is not raised by the Go Fund Me account.
“I’m typically not the type of person who would want to share. I’d rather put my head down and put some cameras up to make sure it never happens again, but the more I thought about it, I thought, you know, what I want to find out who did this and get them out of our community because if its an animal now it could be a human next if they’re willing to do something like that,” Hammon said.
Hammon said he doesn’t know any reason why someone in the small community would do this to him or his family.
If you have any information, call the Colorado City Marshall’s Office.