Thursday, July 12, 2012

Valley man charged in horse cruelty case

ABC 15 Phoenix

Posted: 2:36 PM
Last Updated: 15 minutes ago
LAVEEN, AZ - Maricopa County sheriff's officials say a 33-year-old man has been arrested after two horses were found neglected.
Jesse Noriega was arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals on Wednesday after a monthlong investigation.
According to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies received a tip on June 8 of two horses on a property near 59th Avenue and Broadway Road.
Animal crimes detectives found a fully grown mare and its colt extremely thin and malnourished.
It also appeared the mare had a broken ankle and a veterinarian on the scene determined the mare needed to be euthanized in order to alleviate and further suffering.  Read MORE...

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