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Negligent horse owner in jail

Sherri Brunzell, whose animals were seized from the Black Forest a year ago, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for animal cruelty. After she serves the sentence, Brunzell will be on probation for five years. According to an Aug. 13 KOAA 5 report, the judge barred her from ìowning, caring for, managing, or selling livestock or llamas for those†five years.îThe New Falcon Herald reported in the October 2014 issue that on Sept. 19, 2014, a resident in Black Forest discovered the remains of 14 dead horses and 10 live horses that appeared emaciated.†The 10 horses and four llamas removed from Brunzellís property are recovering at Harmony Equine Center in Douglas County, according to KOAA. The animals will not be returned to Brunzell.The report states that last May, Brunzell was ìconvicted of eight of 14 counts of animal cruelty for starving her horses.†The prosecution presented evidence that many of the horses weren’t given basic dental care. They had mouths full of ulcers and couldn’t eat properly.î

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