NM police find starving horses at auto shop

June 15, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police looking for an armed [auth] man at an auto shop instead found several starved horses.

The Albuquerque Journal ( says police responding to a report of a man with a gun Wednesday at a southwest Albuquerque auto-salvage shop discovered six malnourished horses.

Authorities say the horses had dirty water and no feed in their small stalls.

The state Livestock Board says the man who owns them surrendered the horses to the board and may face criminal charges.

Police say the five responding officers never found a gunman on the property.

Livestock Board officials say these horses are the latest in a series of incidents in the last few months of horses being seized from owners.

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