State v. Sixto Gutierrez, a case we prosecuted for the Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron in Stow Municipal Court.
Defendant Gutierrez pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for the starvation of 3 horses, including a young colt. All of the horses recovered under the care of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
Gutierrez is not permitted to possess animals of any kind for 5 years and is subject to random inspections to ensure compliance. He must pay a $100 fine and court costs. He faces 90 days in jail and the reinstatement of the remaining $400 in fines if he fails to comply with the terms of probation.
Tags: Akron Humane Society, Animal cruelty case, animal starvation, Cruelty Law, equine law, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc., Ohio Animal Cruelty, Ohio Equine Law, Pawsibilites Humane Society of Greater Akron, Stow Municipal Court