18 horses seized from Colorado property

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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.

 

6 thoughts on “18 horses seized from Colorado property

  • May 25, 2013 at 4:04 am
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    These folks don’t deserve anymore of our oxygen…get the rope!

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  • May 25, 2013 at 8:52 am
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    Since 2001? Seriously? 4 warnings? You guys are pathetic. These animals shouldn’t have had to wait this long and get this sick to get help. Charges better be filed against these people…and perhaps charges need to be filed against the people who decided to look the other way for so long.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 10:43 am
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    Four verbal warnings, seven state warnings and they are going to CONSIDER charges. REALLY!!! I vote both sides are idiots. Thankfully the horses have finally gotten some help. I think the owners of the horses should be locked up in a cage with no food so they can find out what its like to starve.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm
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    From one article he was a horse trader.
    He should be in jail and banned from owning horses ever again.
    SD I agree get a rope!

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  • May 26, 2013 at 12:37 am
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    After four verbal warnings and seven state warnings, this abuse is not alleged, it is real, and charges should not be merely considered. Charges should be monetary plus jail time… and be enforced. Shame on the authorities for being so lax in serving and protecting those that cannot care for themselves. And these owners should be banned from animal ownership. Disgusted.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 4:16 am
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    Where did the auction tags come from? Are these horses auction saves, it would explain their poor condition.

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