RUSH — Horses rescued from a property in Peyton, Colorado early last year, where they were neglected and subjected to animal cruelty, are now finding fresh starts thanks to the help of several groups of caring Coloradans.
Investigators first responded to the property on Slocum Road in March of last year. There they found ten horse in various stages of starvation in addition to two dead horses.
El Paso County law enforcement in addition to The Humane Society and the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center removed the horses to safety.
Brian Holloway, owner of the property where the horses were located has been charged with animal cruelty on both misdemeanor and felony levels.
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.
Rehabilitation work performed by the Harmony Equine Center is responsible for saving eight of the ten horses. Unfortunately two of the rescued horses were too malnourished and died before they could receive the necessary care.
The Colorado Horse Rescue Network took in five of the remaining eight, and has found homes for all but one, a mare by the name of Darlin. She is currently still looking for a family of her own. If you are interested in giving her a home contact CHRN.
CHRN reports that the other three horses have also found homes and families.