GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a miniature horse ranch in Southern Oregon faces animal neglect and other charges since authorities seized some 140 animals from her last month.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/OmbNVB ) reports that 61-year-old Kandi Lucile Crow of Cave Junction has been charged with 23 counts of animal neglect, 17 counts of animal abuse, and four counts of prohibited possession of a domestic animal. She is to appear in court for arraignment on the misdemeanors Oct. 31.
The owner of Magical Miniature Horses was convicted of animal abuse in 2009.
Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says he was shaken by the sights and smells of the emaciated animals. They included miniature horses, goats, cats, dogs, cows, full-sized horses, chickens, a llama and a peacock.
Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com