Animal cruelty investigation leads to seizure of 63 horses in Fremont County

Horse Seizure
63 horses were seized by authorities in Penrose Friday. / Fremont County Sheriff's Office

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — A horse owner has been charged after an animal cruelty investigation led to the seizure of 63 horses on her property in Penrose.

The Sheriff’s Office said Monday that 42-year-old Penny Gingerich was charged with 64 counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor.

An animal cruelty investigation conducted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office led to the seizure of 63 horses on Gingerich’s property located in the 1000 block of L Street in Penrose Friday.

Investigators from the Colorado Humane Society and the Denver Dumb Friends League also assisted in the seizure.

The Sheriff’s Office said Gingerich cooperated with the seizure.

All horses were taken to a secured holding facility where they will be held and cared for until disposition of the court, officials said.



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