A Texas City woman was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, after police found one dead horse and another malnourished horse on her property last week, according to court records.

On Jan. 17, police were called to the 7000 block of Renaud Street in Hitchcock, where a horse rescue group was attempting to seize a house, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Daily News.

When the officer arrived, he saw a white-and-brown horse tied to a tree.

“The horse looked very thin,” according to the affidavit.

Another horse was lying on the ground about 30 yards away. It was dead, according to the affidavit.

A woman, the horse’s owner, told police that she would buy blankets and feed and water the horse, according to the affidavit.

A representative from the rescue group said the living horse was emaciated and that the dead horse died of neglect, according to the affidavit. The group took custody of the still-living horse. It died on Jan. 20, according to the affidavit.

A veterinarian told investigators that the second horse died “as a result of neglect,” according to the affidavit.

Rosetta Monique Johnson, 29, of Texas City, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with cruelty to livestock animals. Her bond was set at $7,500. She was no longer in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Galveston County jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Carol Mitchell

They were attempting to seize a HOUSE? or a horse?

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