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1750 East Benson Highway
Tucson, Arizona 85714
(520) 741-4600


June 17, 2004

Horse Slashing Update

On August 1, 2003, Animal Cruelty investigators with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department became involved in investigating multiple horse “slashings” at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch located at 14301 E. Speedway Blvd. At that time, approximately twelve horses had already been attacked. Throughout the next several months an extensive investigation was conducted. An aggressive horse was identified and eventually segregated from the rest. This horse had been observed actually attacking other horses. As a result of removing the horse from the others, the attacks have stopped completely. The offending horse has been removed from the facility.

Public Information Officer
Pima County Sheriff’s Department