El Paso County Sheriff's Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) executed a search warrant in the 23000 block of McDaniel’s Road, as part of an ongoing animal neglect investigation.
During the execution of the warrant, two horses were seized due to lack of care and malnourishment. One of the horses had severely split front hooves requiring veterinary care. The horses are being held in an approved equine boarding facility. There were no other animals on the property.
The owner of the horses, Jessica Mier, was served and released today on two misdemeanor counts of Animal Neglect. Ms. Mier has surrendered the seized horses to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Attached are photos of the seized horses.