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Cuero man arraigned on suspicion of violating horse care law

Nov. 20, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.
Updated Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.


A Cuero man has been arraigned on suspicion of violating a city ordinance governing the care of horses.

Robert Gibbs appeared before Cuero Municipal Court Judge Chuck Wilson on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to violating city ordinance 90.7, Inhumane Treatment of Animals.

The condition of four horses in his pasture had been reported by a citizen to the Cuero Police Department about 10 days ago.

Cuero Animal Control Officer Scott Sullivan had previously talked to Gibbs concerning the horses before the citizen's complaint, according to a Cuero police report.

Cuero police reported that the horses did not appear to have water or food at the time they responded to the location.

The horses remain in Gibbs' possession.

Gibbs' next court date will be set later, according to information from the Cuero Municipal Court.

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