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Mustang returned to confessed animal hoarder


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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A hearing to decide the fate of the horses seized by the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office from Kerri Arroyo was held on Tuesday, January 29 in front of Justice of the Peace, Rita Little. Judge Little returned the gray mustang to Arroyo’s custody stating, “all were taken for adoption or auction, but the mustang.” The grey mustang was being cared for by a citizen who volunteered his assistance with the neglected animals. Judge Little explained that she told Arroyo, “You will be watched very closely.” Arroyo picked up the horse from its fostered location on Tuesday, January 29. In addition, Arroyo was ordered to pay $1000 to the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office for reimbursement of feed and hay for the horses. “Max Morris has done a tremendous job on this,” stated Dallam County Sheriff. Bruce Scott.
The community will now have to police Arroyo due to the fact no single person or agency was appointed to review the abused and neglected animal’s condition and progress in recovering from the horrid situation he and his pen mates were detained in by the confessed animal hoarder.  
Earlier this week Arroyo moved from the house she rented on Conlen to 1500 block of 6th street according to a confidential source. The whereabouts of the mustang is unknown but he was not returned to the pen where he was seized for the abusive conditions Arroyo held him captive in for months. Arroyo was seen riding the malnourished mustang on 8th Street in the snow, on the slick road, according to citizens and calls made to Dallam-Hartley County 911 Dispatch Center.

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