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Horses seized from Arroyo with warrant

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An outcry for justice for the animals she hoarded


Dallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Max Morris obtained a warrant with probable cause for animal cruelty and neglect of seven horses located north of Memorial Park Cemetery. The warrant was executed on Monday, January 21, at approximately 12:45 p.m. and the horses were moved to various locations. The removal of the equine comes on the heels of recent seizure at 914 Conlen, Arroyo’s residence and a similar event in late December in Potter County.
Charges against Arroyo have yet to be filed in any of the first two seizures and Arroyo simply surrenders the animals in lieu of other actions that could have been taken against her. The City of Dalhart Police Department stated in a press release that charges could possibly be filed in the January 15 ordeal. Local citizens and animal lovers are outraged and are calling for justice for the animals, but no further information has been released to the media regarding charges against Arroyo.
The horses seized yesterday not only were in poor condition from neglect and the deliberate withholding of food, but also need their hooves trimmed, had sores and abscesses from biting each other, matted manes and various other health related conditions.

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