Official: 4 horses seized from Buckeye home, owner cited for animal cruelty

BUCKEYE, AZ - Four horses were removed from a Buckeye home Wednesday, and the owner cited for four counts of animal cruelty, according to the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

Laura Oxley, spokesman for the Department of Agriculture, said four of the horses were in bad shape. She said the department went to court Wednesday to have the horses removed after trying to work with the owner since February.

Oxley said on a 5-point health scale from 0 to 5, the horses were all ranked a 1.

A court date regarding the animal seizure is scheduled for Aug. 25. The owner of the horses has a court date in September regarding the four counts of animal cruelty.

No other details were released.

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