More than a dozen dead horses found in barn

BLACK FOREST, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a special unit that responds to animal abuse will handle a case involving more than a dozen dead and malnourished horses found in a Colorado barn.

KRDO-TV reports Sunday that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office mounted unit is investigating the Friday discovery of the horses in Black Forest, near Colorado Springs. A woman who lives near the barn says she found dead horses under tarps, some no more than skeletons.

At least eight horses were alive.

Sgt. Gregory White says investigators could not legally seize the living horses because they were not in immediate danger. Authorities gave them water and food.

White says the horses’ owner has been cooperative in making a plan to improve their health and conditions and has agreed to clean the property.

 

 

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