A Phoenix man was Wednesday on felony animal-cruelty charges for the mistreatment and neglect of his two horses, marking the second time in just over a week that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest over abused horses. MCSO deputies arrested Jesse Noriega, 33, for alleged neglect ... More >>
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