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Park Service: Dog dragged to death by car

The Associated Press

FRUITA, Colo. – The body of a dog with rope around its neck has been found in the Colorado National Monument, apparently dragged to its death by a car.

Monument superintendent Joan Anzelmo says the adult male German Shepherd was found at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

She says tracks left in the snow tell the story. She said they initially show the dog walking, then running and then being dragged over about 3 miles up steep and winding Rim Rock Drive. The dog was left near the first tunnel on the west side of the park, which has sweeping views of red rock canyons.

Anzelmo says park employees are determined to find whoever was responsible and will be working with veterinarians in the area to see if they have any information on the dog.

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