Horse Rescue Owner Trying to Get Seized Animals Back

The owner of a Fort Collins, Colo., animal rescue shelter says she will try to raise $10,000 for a bond so she can reclaim 27 animals seized by county officials over allegations that the animals were underfed.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department seized horses, ponies, donkeys, llamas, goats and a potbelly pig on Saturday from Animal Angels Horse Rescue ranch.

Authorities say Animal Angels owner Alesha Matchett could face charges of animal cruelty.

Matchett called the allegations "ridiculous." She said many of the animals were in poor shape when she got them.

The animals are being cared for at the county fairgrounds and the county Humane Society.

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