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.