Animal cruelty charges filed against Roswell man

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Animal cruelty charges filed against Roswell man.

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Warning some may find the images in the video graphic.

Charges have now been filed in an extreme animal cruelty case out of Roswell.

Earlier this month the New Mexico livestock board seized three horses so malnourished their ribs were poking out. There was also a dead horse with its legs chained together on the property belonging to 59-year-old Alberto Olague.

Olague is also accused of not leaving enough food or water for the animals.

This week the livestock board found enough evidence to file charges.

Olague was not arrested but will be summoned to court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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