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Dog left on side of road in Horizon City finds new home

KDBC El Paso logo KDBC El Paso 6 days ago Alyssa Bethencourt

A husky left abandoned on the side of the road in Horizon City has a new place to call home.

A video captured the moment a man unleashed the dog and got into the passenger side of a car before driving off.

“I don't know how those people could get in that vehicle, see that dog in the mirror running behind them and then just drive off. I don’t know how you could do that as a human being,” said Ronald Comeau, who has been rescuing pets in El Paso for six years.

Comeau said he’s never seen a case like this one before.

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Caption: Husky seen abandoned in Horizon City (Credit: viewer video)

“It hurts. The immediate thought that comes to mind for people that love animals is give me that person for five minutes in a dark room,” Comeau said.

A lot of people are sharing Comeau's anger. The video went viral on social media and comments posted under the video show how furious they are with what they’ve seen.

“My heart is trying to heal itself from seeing this. It’s heartbreaking and I can’t stop crying,” Laura Holguin Vergara said.

“I can’t understand how someone would do that to an animal,” said Yazmin Montaya.

The act that shocked so many, took a positive turn in less than 24 hours.

The husky was adopted by a family who says he was their missing piece.

“I think he’s doing us an active kindness by completing our family,” said the new owner.

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The family named the dog Nanook.

“He’s not lost anymore,” said the new owner.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office released this statement today saying “these crimes against our voiceless animal victims are taken seriously and we actively seek to hold suspects accountable for these cruel acts.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408.

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