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Sheriff’s Deputies Looking For Owners Of Neglected Horses

SOCORRO — The Animal Cruelty Heartline of El Paso (ACHE)has spent close to $3,000 caring for two horses seized from a Socorro property late August, according to court documents.

What was supposed to be an eviction notice in Socorro turned into an animal rescue operation. Sheriff officialswere lookingNorberto Roldanto serve an eviction notice at his property, which is located at 999 Rio Vista in Socorro.

When they arrived, Roldan was gone, detectives discovered he hadleft behind 21 horses and 3 goats at his property. Roldan was not the owner of the any of the horses, documents state.

Detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the animals were all in need of food, water and a clean place. Thearea was infested with flies and covered in manure, they added.

Documents state two of the horses were severely neglected and awarded permanent custody of them to the ACHE. Authorities are still trying to track down the owners of those two horses.

Roldan was ordered to pay $82 dollars in court costs.

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