Authorities in Colorado have seized 18 horses as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged animal neglect.
On Tuesday, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators and animal control officers served a search warrant in Morrison.
The sheriff’s office say the owners of the property describe it is a Paso Fino horse rescue.
Since 2001, they have received four verbal warnings and seven state warnings regarding the health of the horses on their property, the office said.
Veterinarians from Timberline Equine Veterinary Services assessed the horses, and determined they were in poor condition and had significant health issues.
The veterinarians suggested there was overwhelming evidence to support the seizure of all 18 horses on the property.
The horses were transported to Harmony Equine in Parker.
Charges are being considered by authorities.