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.
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.
When Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs was told Alpaca Country Estates Ranch and Bed & Breakfast offer tours, she replied, “Al-pac-a my lunch and head on out,” because like a lot of people she was curious about alpacas and assumed they were much like llamas–boy was she wrong. Although they both come from the camelid family, llamas are nearly twice the size of the average 100 – 200 pound alpaca. Llamas can get up to 450 pounds; they are also territorial and have been used as guard animals, whereas, alpacas are docile in nature and show affection to humans. Check out what else makes these alpacas, that graze the 134 acres, at the Terrebonne ranch.
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Celebrate National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26th at Smith Rock State Park. Bring your four-legged friends to the Dogs of Smith Rock 2017 event for a hike and a free professional photo, courtesy of Gary Eidsmoe Photography. There will be water, dog treats and a raffle for dog gear, services and more, provided by Bend Pet Express, 10 Barrel Brewing, Doggieville Ranch and ParaPup Designs, with all proceeds going to Brightside Animal Center in Redmond.
Right off the side of highway 97 is an alpaca haven known as Crescent Moon Ranch. You’ve probably driven by the 42-acre property on the way from Redmond to Terrebonne, but if you haven’t stopped, you’re missing out!