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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011County: Sedgwick
Alleged: Name Undisclosed
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said today it is investigating an animal cruelty case where several horses and other animals were found "emaciated" and living in "deplorable conditions."
After being notified of the situation by animal control personnel Wednesday morning, deputies also found one horse dead, the Sheriff's Office said. Other animals were "in need of immediate veterinarian care," the office said.
At the scene, deputies found 12 horses, two miniature horses, three donkeys and a llama. The animals had no food or water, the office said.
The animals were being kept in the 8100 block of South Broadway, said sheriff's Lt. Jay McLaurian.
All of the animals were placed into the care of Sedgwick County Animal Control.
An investigation and interviews have led to one suspect being identified, the Sheriff's Office said. No one has been arrested, McLaurian said.
Within the next couple weeks, the investigation will be presented to prosecutors for consideration of possible charges, he said.
McLaurian asked that if people see any animals that appear to be abused or neglected, "don't hesitate to call 911."
The county response to the animals on South Broadway began after animal control received a tip, he said.
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