Animal Cruelty Case

A couple from Rush have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Lori and Alan Manire are accused of starving horses and cattle on their ranch in 2004.

Authorities seized 30 horses and 10 cattle from the ranch.

One horse had died and some of the animals were too weak to stand or hold their heads up.

An El Paso County District Judge ordered the couple on Wednesday to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

They've also been ordered to pay others who owned or adopted horses found at their ranch about 35 miles east of Colorado Springs.

Lori Manire, who was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation.

Alan Manire, who pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor animal-cruelty charges, was sentenced to probation.


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