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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office seizes emaciated horses in animal neglect case

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 28, 2019


EL PASO COUNTY – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has seized two emaciated horses as part of an animal neglect case.

On Saturday 1/26, El Paso County deputies with the Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit responded to an address in the 13400 block of Pain Mine Road.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a veterinarian was contacted and confirmed that two horses at the property were neglected based on the lack of feed and dental care.

The horses were seized and are being held in an Amerian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approved boarding facility.

The caretaker of the property, 62-year-old Alison Dixon, was served and released on two counts of animal cruelty, according to the Sheriff’s Office.