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Cops Bust Owner of Malnourished Horses

Animal cruelty charges for owner arrested at MIA



    Cops Bust Owner of Malnourished Horses
    The owner of six horses and one mule that were found malnourished on a Miramar farm was arrested yesterday in Miami.

    The Miramar ranch owner who is accused of letting a half-dozen horses become so malnourished that two had to be euthanized was busted over the weekend in Miami.

    Jose Winston Posada was arrested at Miami International Airport Saturday as he re-entered the country on a flight from Colombia, according to police. 

    Posada, 59 was charged with seven counts of animal cruelty after authorities found six horses and one mule extremely underfed on his property in the 3400 block of SW 124th Ave on Aug. 21.

    One horse had to be put down at the residence, and a second mare had to be euthanized after the South Florida SPCA couldn't nurse her back to health.

    The discovery was made just days after 11 underfed horses were found at a southwest Miami-Dade pasture at 168th Street and Southwest 192nd Ave.