El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case
On July 26, 2018, at approximately 9:30 am, El Paso County Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit, Pikes Peak Humane Society and the Bureau of Animal Protection (BAP) executed a search warrant at an address in the 4100 block of Ramah Hwy regarding an ongoing animal neglect investigation.
There were multiple complaints that many of the horses at this address were emaciated and lacked adequate feed. Based on the allegations, a search warrant was obtained and executed with the horses being evaluated by a veterinarian. The conditions of the facility were not acceptable, and there was not an adequate amount of feed on the premises to provide nutrition for all the horses.
Veterinarian and BAP assessments showed that 11 of the 17 horses were in poor condition and severely underweight because of continued animal neglect. These horses were seized and are being held in an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approved boarding facility.
The caretakers of the property, Tiffany Phillips, and her husband Jaden Hahn were questioned, and Mr. Hahn was served and released for 11 counts of animal neglect.
Attached are photos of the seized horses. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Pikes Peak Humane Society and the Bureau of Animal Protection for their assistance.