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Dead animals

(Animal cruelty being investigated)….The investigation has been underway since earlier this month.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of three dead horses at a location East of Imperial. When they arrived they found the dead animals, and another horse in need of assistance. There was no food, water or shade available to the dead animals. Imperial County Animal Control moved the surviving horse from the location near Worthington and Cooley Roads. The surviving horse is receiving the care it needs. The Sheriff’s office and Animal Control are investigating the negligence and animal cruelty. They said animal cruelty is a criminal offense.