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Three Escambia Co residents arrested on multiple counts of animal abuse
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Three people have been arrested in Escambia County charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty.
Randolph Rigby, Casey Ahl, and Rebecca Ahl face multiple charges including causing cruel death, pain, and suffering of animals.
Several horses, goats, and donkeys were seized from their property on Crowndale Court in Cantonment.
Deputies say the animals were in bad shape.
Many of the horses were so thin you could see their bones.
Others had marks on their bodies that looked like rain rot.
Officers also found a dead horse tangled in a fence when they first arrived.
Witnesses told officers the horse had been dead for at least three days.
"It's very upsetting, it's just very heart breaking"
The animals were taken by various agencies throughout the area and are being cared for.
When they are healthy enough, they will be adopted out.