Seized horses, cows to be auctioned

Animals removed from St. Johns County home in August


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – The remaining livestock that the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office were awarded due to poor living conditions at a Flagler Estates home will be auctioned on Monday at the Columbia Livestock Market in Lake City.

The two horses, along with 17 cows that were seized in August, will be auctioned at 1 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office was awarded the cows and horses, along with nine pigs and 11 goats last month following a civil court proceeding. The pigs and goats were auctioned last Saturday at the North Florida Livestock Market, also in Lake City.

IMAGES: 39 animals seized from home

The Columbia Livestock Market is located at 4557 South U.S. Highway 441. For additional information, call 386-755-2300 or go to www.columbialivestock.com.

The court found that the respondents, Tammy Denes and Donald Dunbar, both 40, were the owners of the animals and were unable to care for them.

St. Johns County Judge Charles Tinlin ordered that the respondents were permanently enjoined from owning animals until a time that they can demonstrate to the court the ability and willingness to provide adequate food, shelter, space and veterinary care. They were assessed costs of nearly $5,300 payable to the Sheriff's Office for the animals' care since the office took possession of them.

Denes and Dunbar also face 39 counts each of animal cruelty and are free on bonds of $39,000, each pending their criminal cases.