Dozens Of Animals Seized In Animal Cruelty Case

Nov 4, 2013

Officials with the New Mexico Livestock Board have seized dozens of animals from a property in San Miguel County.

An anonymous tip led authorities to a home where they found a dead horse covered in a shallow grave, several dogs, three cats, at least 15 chickens and five horses. Authorities tell television station KRQE that the animals were starving and living in filth.

Inspector James Butterfield says there was no feed or water available for the horses.

Inside the home, authorities say feces lined the floors and dirty dishes were piled up.

The property owners, Lonnie and Karla Kingery, could not be found but authorities said they will likely face cruelty charges.

Most of the animals were taken to the Las Vegas Animal Shelter.

Information from: KRQE-TV. 

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