JEX LAMOYNE HIATT, 3 times a criminal – Who allows him to keep letting animals die? - Voice For Us -
- Utah, USA -
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office announced that its deputies are investigating a third case of animal cruelty involving 63-year-old JEX LAMOYNE HIATT, of Salt Lake City.
According to a news release, HIATT was charged and convicted in a case from May 2021, charged a second time and that case is pending in court, and now a new investigation is on for the latest case.
HIATT’s cases involve cattle kept on his property in Lake Shore. Sadly, some of the cattle have died or are near death due to lack of proper care and feeding.
On May 5, 2021, deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office received a report that 10-12 young calves were in a pasture in the Lake Shore area, west of Spanish Fork, and were starving.
Responding deputies saw young calves who were lethargic and would not, or could not, get up off the ground. Several calves were in a cement ditch and could not get out of the ditch.
HIATT was identified by deputies as the owner of the property.
After talking to deputies, he told them he would have someone take care of his animals.
However, when deputies went back to the property the following day, they discovered that one of the calves had died.
HIATT was issued a citation for cruelty to an animal. He has since been convicted of that violation and is scheduled to serve 5 days in jail on that charge.
One month later, on July 30, 2021, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office received another report about cattle starving and running at large at the same location as the previous one.
Deputies discovered at least five calves who were “dangerously underweight”, said the sheriff’s office.
As per the press release, “There were about 30 cows and calves in the pasture, and the pasture growth was inadequate to feed that many cattle. Additionally, the young calves were unable to eat off the meager feed that was there.”
HIATT was issued a citation for allowing animals at large and five counts of cruelty to an animal. This case is still pending in court.
On August 14, 2021, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was once again called to HIATT’s property.
Deputies found several dead calves, at least one dead cow, and several young calves who were dangerously underweight.
Two days later deputies returned to the property and seized a cow and several calves who were taken to a veterinarian in Spanish Fork. One of the calves taken to the vet died the next day.
Although the investigation into this latest case is still active, it is anticipated that HIATT will face additional charges related to the condition and death of the cattle on his property.
Sheriff's Office officials will maintain custody of the sickest of HIATT’s cattle pending a resolution of this case in court.
This means that funds that are regularly allocated for the feeding and care of seized animals won’t last long and donations are needed.
If you wish and can afford to donate hay to help feed these poor and innocent souls, please, call the Patrol office of the Utah County Sheriff's Office at (801) - 851 - 4050. Thank you!
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