Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman Gives Up Horses.(New Mexico)

Byline: Brendan Smith Journal Northern Bureau

Starving Animals To Be Sold, Euthanized

SANTA FE A former horse trainer from Dixon, convicted of animal cruelty for not feeding her starving horses, agreed Thursday to allow four surviving horses to be auctioned off or euthanized.

Two of the horses will be put down because they can't walk and have been pumped full of painkillers, while the remaining two horses will be auctioned, probably for about $200 each because of their poor condition, said New Mexico Livestock Board inspector Donald Maestas.

Two other horses died and a third was euthanized during the course of the 3-year-old case, Maestas said. …

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