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Horses found in critical condition need help

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 5:11 PM Updated: Aug 09, 2018 5:12 PM

MARANA – The “South Side Seven” were in critical condition July 20 when the Pima County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a home near Three Points.

Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch said their facility has taken in one donkey and six horses.

Jessica Gray, who runs the rescue ranch said the animals appear to be untrained and neglected. On Monday, Dr. Christine Staten from Adobe Veterinary Center evaluated the animals.

“The numerical average is about five and we want horses to be about four or six in their body conditions, that is perfect,” Staten said. “Some horses came in as a one.”

Guadalupe Ramona Navarro-Aguirre was arrested on July 24. She was charged with seven misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty for failure to provide medical care. The 48-year-old’s court date was set for August 24.

To donate the rescue or for more information, visit or find them on Facebook at Wild Heart Rescue Ranch.


Authorities rescue horses, donkey from Three Points home

Horses rescued from a home on the west side. As part of a PCSD investigation. The latest>>> Kevin Adger – Tucson News Now

Posted by Tucson News Now on Friday, July 20, 2018

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Six horses and a donkey have a new temporary home, after they were rescued on Friday, from a mobile home near Three Points, southwest of Tucson.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said they were called to the home because of a report of horses in distress.

Tucson News Now’s cameras were rolling as the PCSD vehicles arrived at the driveway just before noon.

It was a struggle, but workers from Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch were able to get the horses in a trailer.

We were able to track down the group and meet up with Jessica Gray, who said on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the best, these horses were a 1 or 2.

Those interested in helping these horses recover and get healthy can click here:

Investigators also tell us they served a search warrant at the property.

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