Fort Collins Man’s Appeal Dismissed in Animal Cruelty Case

Fort Collins Man’s Appeal Dismissed in Animal Cruelty Case

The appeal filed by Michael Reynolds, a Fort Collins man who was sentenced to 60 days in jail for animal cruelty, has been dismissed with prejudice, according to court documents. Reynolds, 32, left his dog, Keef, in his car while playing golf in Littleton back in July. Tragically, Keef succumbed to heat exhaustion, prompting witnesses to take immediate action.

Concerned individuals noticed the dog’s distress and made efforts to locate Reynolds. They promptly called 911 and, using a golf club, broke the car’s rear window to rescue Keef. Despite their valiant attempts to revive the dog through CPR, their efforts proved unsuccessful.

On January 2, Reynolds was sentenced in Jefferson County court to 60 days in jail, along with two years of probation, 100 hours of public service, over $1,000 in court fines and fees, monitored sobriety, a dog ownership class, and a two-year prohibition on owning a dog. Subsequently, Reynolds’s attorney filed an emergency motion to appeal the sentence, as confirmed by the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

However, the appeal was dismissed with prejudice on Thursday, as stated in court documents.

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2 Responses

  1. Great news! It’s commendable that the court has dismissed Michael Reynolds’ appeal with prejudice. This decision sends a strong message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our society. It’s important to hold individuals accountable for their actions and protect the welfare of innocent animals.

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