Cruelty charges may result after 10 horses die of dehydration

Wednesday , August 13, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities are considering charging the owner of 10 horses found dead last month with animal cruelty following an investigation that concluded they died from dehydration.

Unified Police said Wednesday in a news release that the cause of death was determined during a joint investigation with the Utah Veterinary Lab concluded the cause of death.

The 10 horses were discovered on July 18 in a field near Magna, a city about 15 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Unified Police says the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the findings to determine if charges are warranted.

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