Woman arrested for animal cruelty after deputies find 7 neglected horses, three dead dogs

Mindy Danskin El Paso County Sheriff's Office

A woman has been arrested after deputies found seven neglected horses and three dead dogs on a property in Black Forest Wednesday. 

Deputies searched the property on Stockholm Grove as part of an ongoing investigation into criminally neglected horses. During the search, deputies found seven neglected horses and the corpses of three dogs. The horses were taken to a nearby boarding facility, where they are getting medical treatment. Necropsies will be performed on the dogs to determine how they died. 

The suspect, 39-year-old Mindy Danskin, has been arrested and charged with three felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals neglect/mistreat. 

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