Photo courtesy of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Two emaciated horses were rescued from an El Paso County property Wednesday after investigators determined they were criminally neglected, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The horses’ owner, Dorice Justice, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

Deputies said they tried contacting Justice multiple times before Wednesday. They ultimately obtained a search warrant and swept the property with a veterinarian.

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