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Originally Posted February 15, 2021
by Robert Baty
It has come to my attention that my old adversary, Laurel Burchell, and her daughter, Halina Morley, have made themselves newsworthy out of Weld County (Greeley), CO based on allegations that Halina Morley is letting her various animals freeze to death, after other animals, over the course of months, suffered from abuse and/or neglect to the point of death before the severe cold weather moved in.
Reportedly, local law enforcement has been unwilling or unable to take remedial action apart from monitoring the situation.
There has been some media attention given to the story, but none has affected a remedy.
On February 15, 2021, Meko Haze, broadcast live his interview with Floss Blackburn of Denkai Animal Sanctuary and Andrea Davis of Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary; two women who have been working to try and rescue the remaining animals without success.
Link to Meko Haze Broadcast
Links to Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Links to Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary
Narrative (excerpts) from Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Dated February 14, 2021 7:40 AM MT
When the Law Can Not Protect Animals, Where Do We Turn?
A group of more than twenty farm animals has become the focus of nationwide concern and outcry over the past ten days. These innocent animals are currently enduring subzero temperatures without the means to keep them alive much longer. They do not have proper bedding, food, or water and will surely perish. Pot bellied pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, a rabbit and a dog are all victims of animal hoarding located in Weld County, CO.
On February 3, 2021, Floss Blackburn, President for Denkai Animal Sanctuary visited property off of F street just outside of Greeley, CO city limits in Weld County, Colorado after a desperate call for help from the current property owner in regard to multiple dead and live farm animals and one dog suffering from neglect.
The background on this situation involves the property owner having in good faith leased a small area of her land to this tenant, Halina Morley to house her farm animals in October of 2018 for a period of one year. That lease was never renewed after October of 2019, that lease was never renewed in writing, therefore becoming a month-to-month lease of $1.00 per day to Halina for having her animals on this property.
The owner of the property is eighty years old, she has been bullied and taken advantage of by Halina Morley and her mother, Laurel Burchell to the point in which she is literally afraid to walk around on her own property. In June of 2020, the landlord began the eviction process with Ms. Morley. It escalated into lawyers and court. Mary, the landlord will be heading back to a status conference on March 11, 2021. Ms. Morley continues to bully the landlord, neighbors, the Weld County Sheriff’s department and to date has been successful in getting away with such actions.
Upon entering the property and viewing the pen housing these unfortunate animals, Ms. Blackburn observed at least eight dead animals consisting of goats, possibly one calf and a duck. All dead animals are in the pen that confines the live animals. There were at least two dead animals in a feces filled camper trailer believed to be a goat and possibly a calf, another four dead goats piled together in the loafing shed/shelter. One decomposing goat just outside the loafing shed, and one dead duck outside of the pen.
The live animals are walking over these dead constantly, they crowd into the shelters to escape the current below zero temperatures for warmth with no bedding to keep them protected, warm and comfortable. A few even find solace in the feces filled camper where at minimum, two dead animals, a goat and possibly the calf lay stiff and lifeless. Tiny baby pot bellied pigs huddle together on a piece of black plastic to try to keep from freezing to death in the current below zero temperatures.
It is not enough. More animals will die.
The sheriff is unable to obtain permission to perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death on any of the animals in this pen and on the property. Therefore, it is impossible to determine what their cause of death was. Starvation and infectious disease would be the most likely cause, but again, nobody will know.
We have video and photographs to back all of this up.
Denkai initially reached out to the sheriff’s department for Weld County and spoke with Sargent Vaughn. He relayed that they have been working this particular case for the past twelve months and that Ms. Morley is keeping the care for these animals at just barely the minimum allowed per the statutes, therefore there was nothing that the sheriff’s department could do other than continue to monitor the situation.
Since our initial conversation, the Weld County Sheriff’s office has been flooded with calls and e-mails from individuals and rescuers trying to help.
They continue to stand by the fact that the law has their hands tied in reference to seizing and providing safe care for the animals who continue to go without food and water for more than 24 hours at a time and when they are fed – we have video footage of them being fed bird food – ALL of the animals – sheep, goats, pigs, the dog and birds. We do believe that the dog has been living off of and eating on one of the dead goat carcasses to survive.
The Weld County Sheriff’s office has made it clear that individuals trying to help these animals by bringing food, providing water, posting about going onto the property, and calling in “false reports” in regard to the wellbeing of these animals will receive citations and can be arrested.
What we know from working previous cases is that it is better not to try to feed or water animals in need – that interferes with the investigation and the authorities will not be able to properly process their case. We are asking people to stand down, though it is very difficult.
The facts: Ms. Morley will go between 24-48 hours without feeding or providing water to this group of animals. The statute states that if they are without food and water for 72 hours or more, the Sheriff can then step in to seize the animals for neglect.
What is even more concerning is the information obtained from a news story out of Arkansas on January 28, 2021 that Halina Morley aka Halina Burchell plans to move to Arkansas to start her own farm for food animals in the next few weeks through a program with the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research & Extension Center.
That story can be viewed here:
The bottom line with this situation is that laws do not sufficiently exist to protect farmed animals from situations such as this. The minimum standard is not enough to keep these animals alive and will ultimately fail them, allowing a repeat offender to get away with continued neglect and abuse.
Mental illness plays a leading role in animal hoarding cases without a doubt every single case we have worked. That not only has affected animals but also other people and children living in the home. We need a heavier focus on changing existing laws in a way that will allow law enforcement the ability to do their job as well as provide help for mental illness, with a deeper look into the link that occurs between people and animals when this does occur.
We need to contact legislators and work together hand in hand with those who can make a difference for all victims involved in cases such as this one.
It has now also been reported that Laurel Burchell offered to let rescuers have the animals in exchange for $125,000.00 and a free pass for a her daughter to get out of Colorado.
See below for details!
It appears Laurel and her daughter have a long history of such antics involving various criminal activities and frivolous lawsuits. However, they may have had some successes at such “golddigging” over the years, and this is just part of their latest “con”.
It was also reported that Halina’s intention was to kill off the animals because she couldn’t afford to keep them. She may have mental issues contributing to her latest antics and refusal to simply let the animals be rescued.
Weld County Hoarder Update
Posted February 15, 2021 at 12:54 PM MT
WELD COUNTY HOARDER UPDATE!
Folks, we are being extorted in order for these women to continue to buy and abuse animals. This is a scam if I’ve ever seen one, and the victims are the animals they use as bait.
If this doesn’t make your blood boil… Today, Laurel Burchell literally stated to an anonymous supporter that she wants to sell these poor farm animals for $125,000.
That’s right, $50,000 today and $75,000 tomorrow to get them away from her daughter. She wants this so that her daughter Halina Morley can leave the state.
Not only are they using these animals as leverage, they are preying on the hearts of animal welfare advocates who actually care about their animals!
These women have zero intent to turn over these animals. This is a fun game for them. Do not let them benefit!
This gets Halina off totally free of any possible charges for neglect and cruelty and empties bank accounts of caring individuals. This is not the answer and Denkai will not ever agree to enabling con artists and hoarders.
Keep pushing this in a legal way. Read our last press release and keep pressure on all authorities involved. We will not stand for this!
From The Governor’s “First Gentleman”
Posted February 14, 2021 at 3:23 PM MT
Good Day, Friends,
I am currently working to figure out what, if anything, can be done for the backyard animals in Weld County. I can’t make any promises, but I’m trying.
I know everyone is upset, and so am I, but Executive Orders are not issued to address isolated cases. And, sadly, even if they were, Sheriffs are autonomous and empowered to decide whether or not to enforce Executive Orders.
The Statewide mask mandate is an example of an Executive Order that is intended to be enforced in all corners of the State, but which certain counties have nevertheless decided not to enforce.
I know this is confusing, because many people believe the Governor must have overriding jurisdiction, but he doesn’t. I’m looking into what it would take to protect backyard animals in situations like this, and I will be reporting back most likely on Tuesday this week.
But as so many here have said, changing the law won’t happen quickly enough to save these animals. The only short-term solution is to plead with the Sheriff to intervene on the animals’ behalf.
The original press release from the Weld County Sheriff is dated 2/5, so perhaps he would agree to reassess the situation now that several more animals are rumored to have died and temperatures have been below freezing for three days in a row. I recommend calling the Sheriff and asking him to please do something. This is what I am doing, myself.
The number to call for the Weld County Sherriff is
In the long term, the laws need to be updated, and I am hopeful that we can make change happen by bringing everyone together around the common cause of sparing animals undue suffering.
Update February 16, 2021
Laurel Burchell has now, unsolicted, contacted me about these matters. Her factual claims are disputed by Nicole, the child’s aunt, and that discussion can be found in various threads in my FaceBook group at the following link:
Link to thread in my FaceBook group where one of Nicole’s responses (screenshot below) was made:
The location and welfare of the child remains unknown!
Go to link above for narrative!
The following link contains the file reporting the results of a federal case involving Halina Morley’s failure to properly care for 2 “wild horses”; from 2011.
The Weld County, CO child welfare organization removed Halina’s child from her custody after considering report(s) of child neglect/abuse. Late in 2019 Halina began her attempts to sue all of those involved for millions of dollars, in federal court. After filing 3 Complaints, none of which were sufficient to advance the case, the case was DISMISSED. Following are the docket history, links to the 3 Complaints, Report & Recommendations, and Dismissal Order.
Update February 17, 2021 – 3:20 PM MT
Wannabe Shara Michelle has now made her appearance and is claiming she and Laurel will save the day and rescue the animals!
For the full texts of my exchange with Laurell Burchell, see article on this site at the following link:
Shara Michelle has now added this shameful bit of self-promotion to her resume!
Update February 18, 2021
On-line exchange between Broken Shovels and Shara Michelle at:
Shara and Laurel have their get together in a FaceBook live that lasts about 20 minutes, after which they decide to call Halina, the animals’ owner, about the prospects of her giving up the animals in question.
I don’t believe any objective observer can review Laurel Burchell’s activity on the “First Gentleman Marlon Reis” FaceBook page, shortly before her show with Shara today, referenced above, and believe that there was any intention by Laurel and/or her daughter to make any concessions or allow the animals to be rescued.
Andrea Davis is one of the administrators for Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary.
Drama queen Shara Michelle now adds the following to her page at:
Meko Haze YouTube Update
Update February 19, 2021
The above reported death is contested!
The thread at the link above, reporting the pig death, appears to have now been removed. It appears to have not been an accurate report, or the death could not be adequately substantiated. The people involved maintain that the death occurred despite the denials by the other side. Such things do not help!
Meanwhile, Shara Michelle, being Shara Michelle, claims to have answers but prefers to keep her secrets as she continues to exploit the story in order to make the story more about her than animal abuse in Weld County (Greeley), CO.
Go to thread referenced above for extensive exchange between Shara and Meko!
Link to Denkai Animal Sanctuary notice of fund-raiser story in the Greeley Tribune February 18, 2021:
Halina appeared on an Arkansas television broadcast in January 2021, in a promotion for a farm school program of which she is a student. I have added the “Morley” reference to the graphic below. I wonder if she disguised her identity in apply to the school in order to keep her criminal and related histories from being made know to the school in evaluating her application as a student.
Now this from Shara regarding Halina!
Now it appears Shara may be trying some damage control, but her previous comments and actions are not consistent with the current claim. We will what the future holds. Stay tuned.
On the other hand, maybe that’s nothing new.
Shara just believes the animals should be “relinquished” AFTER the community comes together in love, pays off Halina (amount not yet specified), cleans up the place, and makes the landlord whole on the lease.
In other words, it’s still all about Shara as far as her involvement in the matter.
“Change my mind!”
Update February 20, 2021
It’s still all about Shara!
That’s what is important to Shara!
If it’s not about Shara, it’s not important!
Shame on Shara!
Some Positive Movement Today!
Go to link above for video in following graphic:
Regarding the above, there is also this:
Statement from Weld County Sheriff’s Office
In addition to trying to claim credit for today’s positive action by the Dept. of Agriculture and Sheriff’s Department, Shara Michelle is threatening that the remaining animals will have increased suffering if those critical of her, Laurel Burchell and Halina Morley don’t shut up about what is going on.
The following has now been reported as being a response by the University of Arkansas to an inquiry from someone regarding its position on Halina Burchell Morley being in one of its programs.
Followup from Weld Count (Greeley), CO Sheriff:
YouTube Update From Meko Haze at:
Derek Peabody also reports that he spoke with the University of Arkansas and was told Halina Morley would not be returning to studies there; subject to confirmation or rebuttal.
KDVR Denver Channle 31 also has a followup at:
Something appears to have ticked off Laurel Burchell’s and Halina Morley’s advocate, Shara Michelle, and she’s taking it out on Ellen Kessler as reported at:
My Colorado State Rep. responds as shown below:
Update February 21, 2021
Shara Michelle has removed from her FaceBook page the telephone call she had with Laurel Burchell, Halina Morley’s mother. However, it has been preserved and archived at the following link:
The Denver Gazette published today what may be the most accurate account of the matter at:
The investigation is ongoing by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Morley has denied all allegations, telling FOX31 reporter Deborah Takahara earlier this month, “the animals are all doing fine per multiple ACO’s and Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies/employees … No action is being taken against myself or my animals, as there is none to take.”
Morley has a history of arrests in Weld County, having been arrested three times from 2013 to 2015 for assault, failure to appear in court and flight to avoid prosecution, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports.
More news coverage tonight at 10:00 PM MT!
Link to live Denver News7 broadcast:
I didn’t catch anything new in the above report, but I did see a quick clip that I think was prefaced with the claim it shows the News7 reporter trying to talk to Halina Morley, but it doesn’t appear to me that the woman answering the door was Halina. I do not recognize the woman.
Laurel Burchell contacted me, Robert Baty, via FaceBook Messenger to advise that that person is not her or Halina Morley, but a neighbor of Halina’s trying to mind her own business.
There was also, this afternoon, a story from Denver’s Channel 4 at the following link:
WCSO’s (Weld County Sheriff’s Office) Joseph Moylan told CBS4 that no regulations exist that mandate the removal of dead animals from the presence of live ones.
“We are getting called there almost every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” Moylan said. “Right now, we just haven’t found a criminal charge that we think can stick.”
Public concern grew to the point that deputies had to warn citizens not to take matters into their own hands. One person was investigated for criminal trespassing on the property.
The property at 5406 F Street is owned by Mary C. Stevens, according to public assessor’s records.
A search of online court cases indicates Stevens and Morley, the owner of the animals who is renting the property, have filed several civil actions against one another, including restraining orders.
Update February 22, 2021
Laurel Burchell has made her appearance in the “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” FaceBook group and has offered to answer questions. We’ll see how that might go.
There was considerable amount of banter with Laurel by other members of the above referenced group. Laurel and I had additional private, Messenger, exchanges as noted below.
Update February 23, 2021
Update from “First Gentleman Marlon Reis”:
Because the case is currently an open investigation, advocates have no choice but to wait while officials determine if there are laws currently on the books that would allow for helping the remaining live animals.
This is a case worthy of being angry about, but please direct your desire for justice at the real issue. What happened at this Weld County property is symptomatic of a much larger problem that plays out every day in our State and Country: inconsistencies in the way animals are classified and protected.
More FaceBook Messenger chat between Laurel & me:
Denver 7News Update
Links to related articles on this website:
Update February 24, 2021
(Go to above link for video from which images below were taken.)
Venita Burchell has joined my “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” FaceBook group today. She has yet to introduce herself and/or post any comments. It may be the same Venita Burchell as indicated in the case at the following link:
Link to post below from the “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” FaceBook group:
Link to broadcast referenced in post below:
Halina Morley’s upcoming court dates shown below. The first one relates to a restraining order and the second one, I believe, relates to the eviction proceedings.
Update February 25, 2021
Link to post illustrated below:
Link to broadcast referenced below:
This was precipitated by the Weld County Sheriff’s comments reported above critical of those interested in the animals’ welfare.
Link to FaceBook post below which notes it is Halina Morley who has filed a restraining order against the property owner.
Update from Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary
Update February 26, 2021
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report (excerpts) for the name “Halina Morley”, from website at:
Update February 27, 2021
Update March 1, 2021
Does politics explain why more hasn’t been done by Weld County officials to resolve the animal abuse/neglect case?
Update March 2, 2021
File below contains information regarding Laurel Burchell’s 1994 case against the Centralia School District.
It now appears there are 2 separate restraining order cases that are scheduled to be heard on March 4, 2021!
Update March 3, 2021
From Floss Blackburn of Denkai Animal Sanctuary!
March 2, 2021
11:04 PM MT
We have done our best to keep the pressure off of the Weld County Sheriff and State Veterinarians office so that they could have time to process this case.
All of these innocent animals still suffer with just barely, if any food to survive each day. They are still not receiving proper feed and care. Our hands remain tied and all we can do is bring awareness to a local Sheriff who wholeheartedly refuses to do!what is in the best interest of these animals as we all hold our breath waiting for test results of the dead.
In the meantime Halina has drastically escalated her threatening ways towards 80 year old property owner Mary.
Most recently, Halina filed a restraining order against Mary in an effort to try to make it impossible for Mary to move around on her own property. Apparently the rules don’t apply to Halina because in her haste to file lawsuits and restraining orders she seems to have missed a few steps.
And so we are giving Mary the strength and backing she needs to push back. Mary filed her own Request for restraining against Halina. We have legal representation for her on this and it will be in court this Thursday.
Halina has been served. She tried her best stab at entrapment when Mary stepped outside of her own door to grab a package that was delivered. Halina called police stating that Mary was violating Halina’s PPO which doesn’t actually exist.
How much more convoluted can this get? Anyone looking to make a Netflix special because we are there and then some.
The depth of this insanity has no end. Most likely Halina will be trying to claim squatters rights to property that does not belong to her as her next line of crazy. The fact that Mary has people standing up to her is definitely a chigger under Halina’s skin. You’re welcome for that analogy Halina .
At this point your legal fee donations are very much at use protecting Mary and therefore in essence taking steps to help the animals.
In the meantime, the eviction review is not a final order hearing from our understanding on the 11th. That means if the state and county haven’t processed anything by then, Mary and the animals will still be suffering the bullying and wrath of Halina.
We also know that Halina filed Baseless restraining orders against Denkai and Broken Shovels along with founders of each organization on Feb. 11. These were thrown out by the Judge.
Halina is not only manipulatively utilizing the court and judicial system as a tool to bully and intimidate but is also wasting the valuable time of said judges and courts.
(End Floss Blackburn’s Update.)
Update March 4, 2021
Link to FaceBook post:
Link to Related Post by Denkai Animal Sanctuary:
Link to Related Post by Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary:
Link to Radio Broadcast:
Update March 5, 2021
New Court Dates
Update March 5, 2021
The latest report on Laurel Burchell’s daughter, Halina Morley!
Then there was this earlier today on Marlon Reis’ FaceBook page:
Marlon Reis’ opening post in the above-reference thread; his message to Sheriff Reams:
Update March 6, 2021
Seems one of Halina Morley’s uncles died last year and Halina has been working on contesting the will because she wasn’t left anything, or enough money/property. Five family members are actually listed as contesting the will, including Laurel Burchell, Robert Burchell, Janice Burchell, and Sharon Seier. Maybe we’ll hear more about this. Maybe not.
Superior Court of California
Orange County, California
Probate Case # 30-2020-01142193-PR-OP-CJC
Update from Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Update March 8, 2021
Donna is the one who posted to Marlon’s FaceBook page about having sold Halina Morley the hay/straw that she paid for with a “hot check”, allegedly.
Department of Agriculture Statement
Some Legal References
C.S.R. Title 18, Article 9
C.S.R. Title 35, Article 42 (Livestock)
Following is information on a recently filed case against Weld County and its Sheriff, among others, over an eviction. It appears to me it may be frivolous. Time will tell. It appears no one has actually been “served” yet.
Update March 10, 2021
Sheriff Steve Reams did another radio interview about 2 weeks ago in which he discussed the Halina Morley animal abuse/neglect case.
Update March 12, 2021
Meanwhile, in Fremont County, CO…
Two people cited with 7 counts of animal cruelty in Colorado
A goat that died from gunshot wounds was also found, and two people were cited with 7 counts of animal cruelty, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said.
Wilson Beese (9NEWS)
5:46 PM MST March 11, 2021
10:52 PM MST March 11, 2021
PENROSE, Colo. — Six animals were seized from a property in Penrose on Thursday, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) said.
A complaint was made by a Colorado Department of Agriculture agent who conducted an on-site inspection at the R-Street property after two individuals living there applied for a state license, FCSO said.
Deputies discovered 18 animals on the property when a search warrant was served, and FCSO said six animals suffering severe medical issues were seized.
A goat that died from gunshot injures was also found on the property, according to FCSO
Samantha Klotz was cited for five counts of animal cruelty, Randy Klotz was cited for two counts of animal cruelty and FCSO said both were released at the scene.
Fremont County Code Enforcement is also investigating a variety of possible code violations in a separate investigation, FCSO said.
The Colorado Humane Society and Fremont Veterinarians assisted the sheriff’s office with the search and seizure.
Update March 12, 2021
From Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Friday, March 12, 2021, 8:14 PM MT
TODAY IN THE HALINA CHRONICLES
Yet another predictable game of chess was had when Halina filed for a 42 day extension in the eviction of her animals from Mary’s property.
Objections have been filed and now this is in the hands of the Weld County Judge hearing the case.
We all wait.. again.. some more.
If only her game weren’t so predictable. Stall stall stall… extension..sue more people..stall some more find a way to keep everyone and everything in court as long as possible so that she can take advantage of people for as long as possible and literally implant as a wart on society and a horror in the lives of both innocent people and animals.
This is blatant abuse of the system and absolutely unconscionable.
The world is watching and completely, once again unimpressed with a good ol boy Sheriff’s department who allows these animals to continue to suffer through the literal mountain of manure stank created by one person. Put an end to it already.
Human decency folks that is all we are asking for here. DO THE RIGHT THING. Be kind.
Update March 13, 2021
Denver media coverage today; published 1:26 PM MT!
WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Necropsies and preliminary tests have failed to determine the causes of death of nine deceased livestock animals that were seized by the state from a Weld County property last month.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture stated Monday that “the cause, mechanisms, and manner of death of the animals remains undetermined.”
Despite declaring no evidence existed that met the legal definition of animal abuse or neglect, animal welfare officials at the county and state level were also called out by members of the public for not stepping in and removing the live animals from the owner’s possession.
In Monday’s announcement, the state confirmed that the extensive stages of decomposition presented difficulties in obtaining accurate test results, as expected. It also explained that more testing is already underway.
Information gained by the testing will contribute to the sheriff’s office investigation and an ultimate determination of wrongdoing, if any.
The situation came to light the first week of February when neighbors began sharing photos of Morley’s property and animals on social media.
Moylan added the Weld animal control officers were aware of the situation for several months and were being called to the property by concerned citizens as often as three times a week. The sheriff’s office issued a trespassing warning to citizens out of concern that attempts would be made to rescue the remaining animals illegally.
(End text excerpts)
Update March 14, 2021
Blizzard warning has been issued for northeast Colorado. A view of Halina Morley’s animal pen is shown below. No evidence of any human tracks in the snow and it may now have been 24 hours since any effort was made to care for the animals that might remain.
Update March 17, 2021
Update March 19, 2021
Link to Video Illustrated Below
Caption of Above Video
“Guess what sanctuary had a drive by shouting from the hag today?
I felt special, it appeared she washed her hair for the occasion.”
Andrea Davis – Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary
One of the many messages in that thread:
Update March 20, 2021
The Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary page had the following to introduce the above video regarding their “visitors”:
Information on car in video:
Update April 1, 2021
Update April 2, 2021
Looks like Halina Morley now has a new legal matter to contend with; in Family Court/Domestics Relations. It may have something to do with her child custody/visitation issues. Stay tuned!
Update April 3, 2021
Nicole is Wyatt’s aunt, sister to Wyatt’s biological father!
Update April 11, 2021
Greeley Tribune Report on Eviction
by Anne Delaney
A Colorado animal sanctuary reported this month a Greeley area resident was evicted from a rented property in unincorporated Weld County in late March, nearly two months after the discovery of animal carcasses amid dozens of living farm animals kept in poor conditions on the F Street land.
In an April 1 Facebook post, Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Yellow Jacket wrote Greeley resident Halina Morley was evicted as of March 31 from the property in the 5400 block of F Street.
Morley owns a unit in the Friendly Village Trailer Park on 35th Avenue in Greeley, according to the Office of the Weld County Assessor. The F Street land is owned by Mary C. and Natalie Stevens, also according to the assessor’s office.
The property owner filed to evict Morley in early November, but the eviction was in the process of being appealed, according to online court records. Eventually, the property owner contacted Floss Blackburn, the founder and president of Denkai, for assistance on how to help the animals.
An in-person permanent restraining order hearing involving Morley and Mary Stevens is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the Weld County Courthouse, according to online court records.
Update April 13, 2021
Denver media reports on eviction of HALINA MORLEY!
GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) — Forty-year-old Halina Morley, recently the subject of scrutiny by local animal welfare officials and the recipient of scorn from animal welfare activists, has left the rental property on which with several decaying carcasses were found among her herd of living animals two months ago.
A spokesman with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that county personnel gathered recently – with legal documents in hand – to evict Morley.
But when they arrived at the property at 5406 F Street, Morley was already gone.
So were her chickens, rabbits, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs and other small livestock.
Monday, an employee at the Friendly Village of Greeley Manufactured Home Community, located about two miles from the F Street property, told CBS4 that Morley was indeed a current resident.
The employee, who did not want to be identified, said park management personnel had inspected Morley’s residence from the outside and talked to neighbors about any perceived presence of a number of animals, but no presence had been detected. No sights, no sounds.
“It would be a violation” of park rules if she was keeping livestock or wild animals on the property, the employee said.
Management is also not allowed to go inside the residence without being invited in.
Calls to a phone number registered in Morley’s name went unanswered Monday.
Update on the restraining order issue!