State v. Robert Hibberd, a case we prosecuted for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
Hibberd was convicted today of animal abandonment. Here is the after photograph of his horse, named Treasure. Several months after seizure, the horse was in excellent weight and condition with ordinary care.
Judge Riley of the Montgomery County Municipal court sentenced Hibberd to 90 days jail, suspended upon successful completion of 5 years’ probation. Defendant will pay $4,300.00 in restitution for the care of the horse. While on probation, Defendant may not own, possess or live on a property with equines or other farm animals and will be subject to random inspections.