Authorities say two men face felony charges of animal cruelty after they allegedly dragged a donkey behind their pickup.
Escambia County deputies say they found the donkey lying on the ground gasping for air with several severe open wounds.
The animal had a rope tied around its neck with the other end tied to the bumper of a truck.
The suspects, identified as Terry Lynn Skinner and Matthew Michael Ramsey, told law enforcement officers they were trying to get the donkey to Skinner's home.
Panhandle Equine Rescue transported the donkey to a veterinarian in Atmore, Alabama, for treatment.
Skinner and Ramsey were taken to Escambia County Jail in Pensacola.