Sunday, January 22, 2017

Colorado: Sixty-three horses seized in Penrose during animal cruelty investigation

COLORADO -- An animal cruelty investigation led authorities to seize 63 horses from an owner in Penrose on Friday.

The horses were taken from the 1000 block of L Street to a secure holding facility, where they will be cared for until the case is ruled on in court, according to a Fremont County Sheriff's Office news release.

The horses' owner, who reportedly cooperated with the seizure, has not been identified. However, authorities say charges are pending.

Update: The owners have been identified as Penny Gingerich and her husband Manny Gingerich.

Investigators from the Colorado Humane Society and the Denver Dumb Friends League worked with Sheriff's Office deputies Friday.

When a Sheriff's Office pursues legal action in cases of cruelty or neglect, the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA can "help with transportation, food and a safe place to be cared for while the court case outcome is determined," according to the release.

(Gazette - ‎Jan 20, 2017)

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