CARLTON, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a horse farm southwest of Portland is facing a felony charge for animal neglect, after investigators found nearly 50 horses there were not being given adequate food or water.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 82-year-old Susan Swango faces one count of second-degree animal neglect, which is a felony because of how many animals she had.
She is scheduled to appear in court in March.
The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said earlier this month, they got a report that Silver Oaks Saddlebred, a farm in rural Carlton, had its water shut off for not paying bills.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Swango has a lawyer.