Colorado woman charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty

Posted at 10:41 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 00:41:06-05

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman has been charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty as a result of a lengthy investigation into mistreatment on her property.

The Durango Herald reports that on Nov. 15, about 110 animals were seized from Elizabeth Miera's property in southwestern La Plata County. Dogs, a cat, pigs, goats, sheep, horses, a burro, a duck, chickens and cattle were all taken from her as part of the investigation that included multiple state agencies.

Authorities have not released additional information about the case. Attempts by the Herald to reach La Plata County Animal Control Director Travis Woehrel and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne were unsuccessful.

Miera also did not return calls from the Herald seeking comment. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 20.