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Colorado Springs man suspected of killing dog, two others seized from home

Surviving dogs will soon be up for adoption
Posted: 10:38 AM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 20:29:32-04
Rowland Trevino

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region said a Colorado Springs man confessed to strangling his dog and cutting its throat last month.

Authorities said Rowland Trevino is facing a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals. Authorities said they responded to his home on July 28 when they received a tip from a neighbor that a man killed his dog and buried it in the backyard.

Animal law enforcement investigated and recovered the dog's body. A necropsy showed signs of strangulation and severing of the throat. Animal law enforcement seized two other dogs from Trevino, those animals will be made available for adoption at a transfer partner of the humane society.

Photos of those two dogs, named Diamond and Rex, are shown below:

Diamond and Rex