Horses seized from Ramona woman up for auction

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SAN DIEGO – Over 20 malnourished horses removed from a Ramona property have been nursed back to health and are ready to be auctioned off Saturday, animal officials said.

Horse-seizure-FreedomSan Diego Department of Animal Services seized 22 horses and other animals on July 22 from Lori Patton of Ramona claiming the horses needed dental work and problems with their hooves.

The county was already investigating Patton’s property after other animals were found in poor condition in May.

The county agency helped nurse the animals back to health and are placing the horses up for adoption.

A silent auction will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

People interested in adopting the animals should fill out an application and can check them out in person at 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and before the auction on Saturday. Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the auction.