July 6, 2009 in Region

2 arrested in King County after bull dragged

Associated Press
 

SEATTLE — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree animal cruelty after they were found dragging a bull with their car.

The King County Sheriff’s Office received several calls Sunday reporting that a car was pulling a bull with a rope in unincorporated King County near Auburn, Wash.

Sgt. John Urquhart says deputies found the bull lying in the roadway on its stomach, with open bleeding wounds around the hooves and legs. The bull had a rope around his neck and was attached to the car.

According to deputies, the car’s driver said he and a passenger were moving the “stubborn” bull to a nearby pasture. Deputies estimate the bull had been pulled for a half-mile. They found bloody streaks on the asphalt.

The bull was turned over to the Washington State Animal Response Team, which says it is doing well.

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