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Horse owner gets no jail time for animal cruelty

Posted: 5:50 PM, Jan 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-21 19:52:38-05
El Paso County animal abuse suspect turns himself in
Animal cruelty case leads to felony and misdemeanor charges

EL PASO COUNTY — An El Paso County man who is accused of animal neglect in a case involving several emaciated horses won't serve any jail time.

52-year-old Brian Holloway was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, 100 hours of community service, and he has to complete mental health evaluations. A judge also banned Holloway from owning any animal for five years.

Holloway was originally charged with two counts of Felony Cruelty to Animals and 10 counts of Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals. He turned himself in to the Elbert County Sheriff's Office back in April.

Investigators say they first responded to the property on Slocum Road in early March and found 10 horses in various stages of starvation.

The horses were removed from Holloway’s property and have been receiving treatment at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown. Two of the animals were euthanized.

Horse owner surrendered after felony warrant issued

Animal cruelty case leads to felony and misdemeanor charges