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Nine neglected horses seized from Molalla residents by Oregon Humane Society

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Agents from Oregon Humane Society and deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff's office helped rescue nine neglected horses from a Molalla residence this week.

According to a news release from OHS, neighbors had contacted police multiple times, after noticing the horses were extremely thin, had no access to food or water, and were standing in mud.

When contacted, the owner of the hoses was not willing to give any details about their condition to an OHS agent.

OHS received a warrant from Clackamas County Circuit Court, allowing investigators to remove nine neglected horses from the property. Eight of them were underweight.

Troutdale-based Sound Equine Options assisted in removing the horses.

“It’s a crime in Oregon to deprive animals of the food, water and medical care they need to survive,” OHS President Sharon Harmon said in a news release. “If you can’t provide for the animals in your care, please reach out for assistance. Don’t let your animals suffer.”

It's unknown whether the owner will be cited. Second-degree animal neglect is punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and six months in jail.


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