Horses seized from Morrison property suffered ‘significant health issues’

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MORRISON, Colo. – Police seized three horses from a Morrison property on Friday after the animals were found to be suffering from “significant health issues,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Officers served a search warrant in the 17000 block of Forest Avenue and seized the animals after a veterinarian examined them, JeffCo said. The horses were taken to a horse rescue facility in the south metro area.

On May 21, 2013, 18 horses were seized at the same location, according to police. The owners, Gary and Sandra Norman, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty In January of 2014 regarding those seizures.

The three horses seized on Friday were being housed on their property, but do not belong to the Normans, police said. Charges against the Normans are not anticipated at this time.

The owners of the 3 horses are yet to be identified pending possible charges.