Colorado horse neglect cases rising

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Horse rescue ranches are reporting large increases in the number of neglected horses as people continue to struggle economically.

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office says it has seen a 25 percent increase in animal abuse cases compared to last summer.

The Denver Dumb Friend's League tells KMGH-TV it currently cares for about 50 horses, but it expects that number to more than double by winter as feed costs increase.

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