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FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — The owners of six horses are facing animal cruelty charges after the horses were seized by authorities for lack of care.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office says it got a complaint that a horse had died at the Echo Valley Ranch. The cause of death was listed as an infection that required veterinary care.

The sheriff’s office says it has received a number of calls from people offering to help the horses.

The owners were not identified.

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