Sunday, September 25, 2011

15 'skeletal,' 'emaciated' horses seized

nimal control officers descended on a 5-acre property in a rural area west of Murrieta on Thursday, seizing 15 skinny horses from a woman they say had failed for months to heed their warnings.
"Some of the horses are actually skeletal, extremely emaciated," Sgt. Lesley Huennekens of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said at the house in unincorporated La Cresta, a neighborhood of spacious homes that is known for horses.
The owner, Janice Deutsch, was not arrested or cited. Prosecutors will decide whether to charge her with animal cruelty, which could be a misdemeanor or felony..."  More

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