A 39-year-old woman is in custody after deputies seized seven neglected horses and recovered three dog corpses from a home in northeast El Paso County.

Mindy Daskin was arrested on suspicion of three counts of felony aggravated animal cruelty and seven counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals neglect/mistreat, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The horses seized in the 7700 block of Stockholm Grove were taken to a boarding facility for medical treatment. Necropsies will be performed on the dogs to determine the cause of their deaths.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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