Thursday May 17 2012
More animal seizures at Loomis residence
By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
AUBURN CA - Humane officers with the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills seized three animals this week from a Loomis residence that was the subject of a similar search and much larger seizure in July. Humane Officer Curt Ransom said that a chicken, a rabbit and a 2-month old puppy were removed from the location Monday after a search warrant was issued. The three animals are now in foster homes, he said. Jenifer Gabor, a resident on the rented property, had been given two weeks to remove any farm animals, dogs or cats by the court after her arraignment April 19 in Placer County court on four felony counts and six misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Leading up to Monday?s seizure, officers had initially received complaints about several cattle on the property in poor condition last January, Rosemary Frieborn of the Humane Society said Thursday. Two weeks after the removal was ordered, officers said they returned to the property and observed chickens and a puppy. That sparked Monday?s search and seizure. Ransom said Gabor can request an administrative hearing to determine if the seizure was justified. Last July, humane officers seized 37 goats, 19 sheep, 14 dogs, a bird and two pigs from the property, citing concerns about their living conditions. That seizure was upheld in an administrative hearing. Gabor?s next court hearing on animal cruelty charges in connection with the July seizure is scheduled for May 24. Gabor, 45, couldn?t be reached for comment.