Feb 17, 2012 2:24 PM by Greg Boyce
Additional animal cruelty charges have been filed against Valarie Harris of Pueblo County. In early January Harris was charged with animal cruelty when 34 horses, donkeys and mules, 31 dogs, a cat and a llama were found living in substandard conditions at a rural residence near Boone.
After a search warrant was issued, an additional seven dead horses were found on that property and adjacent properties, so more charges have now been filed. Harris is currently being held on a $20,000 cash bond.
Pueblo Animal Services is continuing to care for the 67 animals seized from Harris on January 6, 2012. Costs associated with caring for these animals could approach $20,000 over the next several months.
Donations are being accepted at www.puebloanimalservices.org or mail to:
Pueblo Animal Services
4600 Eagleridge Place
Pueblo, CO 81008