FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge in Northern Colorado has refused to lower the bond for a woman charged with animal cruelty for allegedly moving her pets in a hot U-Haul trailer.

Holiday Christie, 56, has been in a Fort Collins jail for a week since she jumped bail and missed a court hearing. She was arrested in Larimer County last month while moving from Idaho to Texas.

Some people who have heard her story say she’s deserves sympathy because she is fighting cancer and is an animal lover.

They say Christie is being treated too harshly in response to reportedly being belligerent with police and animal control officers, so they are trying to raise $10,000 to bail her out of jail.

“Now they are kind of saying she’s a threat. She’s not. She might be a threat to herself someday but she’s only got maybe got a year left. Let her have a couple dogs and go to Texas and save us our taxpayer money and let us move on,” said Randall Figi, a supporter.

There were 21 animals in the trailer, which authorities say didn’t have proper ventilation. The animals also didn’t have any water.

Two of the dogs were euthanized.

Most of the others animals have been been adopted.


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