Mira Loma, CA: Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges After Severely Injured Horse Discovered

Officials were forced to euthanize the horse because its injuries were so severe

MIRA LOMA, CA: A Riverside County man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony animal abuse after authorities discovered a severely injured horse and more than 100 illegal cockfighting roosters at his home.

The horse had ruptured tendons and its injuries were so severe, officials were forced to euthanize the animal.

40-year-old Francisco Javier Ponce is also suspected of running a cockfighting operation out of his Mira Loma home on the 6000 block of Marlatt Street.

The illegal cocks were also euthanized, according to officials at the Riverside Co. Dept. of Animal Services.

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