Morgan Hill horse owner to serve jail time for animal neglect

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Humberto Uribe
Humberto Uribe of Morgan Hill is being interviewed by ABC7 News on his horse ranch. (Jan. 5, 2015/ABC7 News)

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (KGO) -- A man accused of neglecting dozens of horses in Morgan Hill, to the point where several were starving, will serve 90 days in jail.

Humberto Uribe was sentenced on Monday for felony animal abuse. There were 38 horses were seized from him in November after complaints from neighbors about their conditions.

Uribe's jail term will end this week because of time already served.

His sentence also includes five years of probation, counseling and he will not be allowed to care for any animal for 10 years.

Rescue groups and residents have taken in the neglected horses.