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Arrest made for neglected horses and dead dogs found in El Paso County

Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 15:30:53-04

EL PASO COUNTY – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office seized seven horses and found the corpses of three dogs while searching a property near the El Paso/Douglas County line Wednesday.

Deputies and animal protection agents searched land in the 7700 block of Stockholm Grove Wednesday, where deputies said they found the animals.

The sheriff’s office has arrested Mindy Danskin, age 39, on three felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals neglect/mistreatment.

Necropsies will be performed on the dogs to determine a cause of death, and the horses were taken to a nearby boarding facility where they will receive medical care.

Mindy Danskin
Mindy Danskin is facing 3 felonies and 7 misdemeanors related to malnourished horses and dead dogs found in El Paso County.