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Animal neglect investigation underway in case of dead horses

RAPID CITY, SD – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it has opened an investigating into alleged animal neglect when horses were found dead following the December snowstorms.

A complaint was filed Thursday, Dec. 28 after numerous horses were discovered in the 5000 block of 143rd Avenue in Rapid City. The property is north of Interstate 90, west of Dyess Avenue.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office did not release how many horses there were.

They are receiving several unsubstantiated reports about additional dead horses.

The sheriff’s office and representatives from the South Dakota Animal Industry Board were at the property Saturday, Dec. 31 and are monitoring the situation.  According to a release from the sheriff’s office,

the owners are taking steps to care for the animals and remove the dead.

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