Ventura County humane officers arrive at the Cochema Ranch in Lockwood Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 24. [photo by Gary Meyer]
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 9:00 p.m.) — Allegations of animal abuse resulted in a Ventura County investigation of a ranch in Lockwood Valley on Wednesday.
Numerous Lockwood Valley residents as well as animal feed vendors and professionals have filed statements and complaints with Ventura County officials about alleged abuse of horses at the Cochema Ranch in Lockwood Valley.
Over 100 horses were being kept at the facility when county authorities arrived Wednesday to search for evidence of abuse. Thirteen horses were removed from the property and Sheriff’s deputies say criminal charges are possible.
See the full story in this week’s The Mountain Enterprise, on newsstands now, or on this website Friday morning.
This is part of the September 19, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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