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Two horses seized in El Paso County following animal cruelty investigation

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EL PASO COUNTY – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office seized two horses from a property east of Colorado Springs Wednesday after finding them with “severe emaciation.”

Deputies said they executed a warrant at a property in the 3400 block of Meridian Road Wednesday morning. Deputies said they seized the horses along with the remains of two chickens on the property.

The Sheriff’s Office said the Pikes Peak Humane Society will conduct a necropsy to determine a cause of death for the chickens.

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Sara Simpson after the search. She has since been released on two counts of class 1 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley is a digital content producer at KOAA News 5. He has worked in southern Colorado since 2016.
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