Horses rescued from a Terrebonne property have been housed at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch since they were seized in March. Since then they have been rehabilitated and cared for and are now ready for adoption. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story.
67-year-old Linda Stream and 41-year-old Christina J. Hart both pleaded no contest on Thursday to 10 counts of animal neglect in the second degree, charges that carry a maximum penalty of 50 years in jail and a fine of over a million dollars.
The two women are accused of neglecting more than 80 horses on their ranch last March and appeared in a Deschutes County courtroom on Thursday to enter their pleas.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the surviving horses are doing now that they have been signed over to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon.
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Misery Ridge, a popular hiking trail at Smith Rock State Park, was closed for several hours on Tuesday morning after a hiker died in the area.
A man, now identified as 20-year-old Central Oregon resident and climber Alex Reed, fell roughly 200 feet from the top of the Misery Ridge Trail and was dead when first responders arrived. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said Reed feel while hiking but was carrying climbing gear.
A group of hikers said they heard Reed yell when he fell and found his body at the bottom of the ridge. Reed was hiking alone at the time of the fall and the Sheriff’s Department as deemed his fall accidental.
Twelve Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers assisted in removing the body due to the difficult terrain. Deputies were also assisted by the Smith Rock State Park Rangers and volunteers as well as the Redmond Fire Department.
More than 75 neglected horses were rescued from a Terrebonne ranch last Sunday and they are now receiving care at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon’s Rescue Ranch as they make their long road to recovery.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was at the ranch today to check on their progress.
The Sheriffs Office is still accepting donations to help provide care for the horses. If you’d like to donate, visit www.Sheriff.Deschutes.org
All donated funds will go toward veterinary care, farrier work, and other costs associated with the care of these horses.
Horses Recieve Tons of Donations
The remaining 75 horses at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Rescue Ranch that were seized from a property in Terrebonne over the weekend have been recieving lots of veterinary care since their arrival.
Today, the community is also making sure they’re receiving enough to eat. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was on the ranch Wednesday when more than 30 tons of hay were delivered in the form of donations.
If you are looking to donate hay or other feed to the rescue ranch, please contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon main office at 541-388-6655 to schedule a time for delivery. If you’d like to provide a monetary donation, you can visit the Sheriffs Office website at https://sheriff.deschutes.org/ do so through Paypal.
The Sheriffs Office would like to reiterate that all donated funds will go towards veterinary care, farrier work and other costs associated with the care of the horses.
On Sunday, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a welfare check, which ended with 83 horses being removed from a Terrebonne property due to neglect.
Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office charged the horses’ owner and caretaker, 67-year-old Linda B Stream and 41-year-old Christina J Hart of Terrebonne. They were charged with one felony count each of Animal Neglect I. Stream and Hart have been cited to appear into Deschutes County Circuit Court next month.
The Sheriff’s Office has had a veterinary team and farriers on-site getting the rescued horses the care they need.
Unfortunately, eight of the horses that were rescued had long term hoof neglect that led to severe abnormalities and excessive hoof wall growth which caused them severe pain, arthritis and laminitis.
Vets determined that the only responsible and humane thing to do was to euthanize those horses. Those eight horses were humanely euthanized late yesterday by a veterinarian.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department said its top priority is the care of the remaining 75 horses.
Just two weeks after more than four dozen dogs were rescued from a property in La Pine, the Deschutes County Sheriffs Office is dealing with another case of possible animal neglect in Terrebonne.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the details on how nearly seven dozen horses were rescued over the weekend.
One of the most pressing issues now with so many horses suddenly occupying the ranch, outside of caring for them, is feeding them. That is why the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that any community members who would like to help by donating extra hay reach out to them at www.sheriff.deschutes.org.
83 Horses Removed from a Terrebonne Property to a Rescue Ranch in Bend
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon removed 83 horses from a property in Terrebonne on Sunday after determining that many of the horses were suffering from severe hoof neglect.
Community members came together to volunteer their time and vehicles and horse trailers to help deputies with the transport of the horses.
The Sheriff’s Department investigation continues, and they are expected to release more information today.