Avondale man accused in an animal cruelty case
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - An Avondale man has been arrested for allegedly failing to provide medical attention to four of his six horses.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say the office's animal-cruelty unit arrested Manuel Maria Siguenza on Wednesday.
They say Siguenza owns two ponies, one miniature horse and one horse that were seized because of neglect.
After receiving a complaint of starving horses on Aug. 27, deputies say they found four of the animals that belong to Siguenza to be emaciated and in poor physical health.
Deputies believe that no medical treatment was provided for the horses while they were living on Siguenza's property.
The Arizona Republic says the horses have been treated at an equine veterinary facility.
Authorities didn't immediately know Wednesday night whether Siguenza has a lawyer yet.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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