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Case ID: 19552
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: cow
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Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

County: Mesa

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Name Undisclosed

he Mesa County Sheriff's Office is investigating animal cruelty in Loma. After a citizen complaint, deputies responded to the 1300 block of 12 ΒΌ Road. On the property, deputies saw numerous dead animals and more than five dozen cows in what the Sheriff's Office describes as "various states of neglect."

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office with help from other area agencies, seized 61 cattle from the property. The cattle have been taken to a local feed lot for rehabilitation and veterinary care. Three cows were euthanized on the property.

Lab tests are being done on the cattle to determine the extent of malnourishment and neglect. Once those test results come back, deputies will determine what charges will be appropriate.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Bureau of Animal Protection, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State Brand Inspector, Mesa County Sheriff's Posse members, Mesa County Animal Services, the Mesa County Attorney's Office, the Colorado State University Western Slope Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Mesa County Health Department are continuing to investigate the treatment of the cattle on the property.

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