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Shannon County horse owner found guilty of animal cruelty

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A Shannon County jury found the owner of a herd of horses discovered starving on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the winter of 2009 guilty Tuesday of 51 counts of inhumane treatment of animals. Daniel Dougan, 54, of Minot, N.D., was charged with 59 misdemeanor counts of inhumane treatment. The jury found him not guilty on only eight counts of inhumane treatment, according Shannon County State’s Attorney Jim Sword.