State v. BeaudetAnnotate this Case
After county animal control officers responded to a complaint that three horses were being confined in a trailer without adequate food or water, Defendant was charged and found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Defendant was sentenced to three years in a detention facility and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to animal control for the care of the horses. The horses were forfeited to the county. The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence, holding (1) sufficient evidence supported the convictions; and (2) the district court did not err by ordering the forfeited horses to be either sold or adopted in the county’s discretion.