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Humane Society seizes 15 horses in Clatskanie; dead horse found on property

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The Oregon Humane Society seized 15 horses in Clatskanie this week. (Photo: Oregon Humane Society) The Oregon Humane Society seized 15 horses in Clatskanie this week. (Photo: Oregon Humane Society)
Investigators said the horses were not receiving proper care.  (Photo: Oregon Humane Society) Investigators said the horses were not receiving proper care. (Photo: Oregon Humane Society)
The owners previously pleaded guilty to animal neglect in 2014. (Photo: Oregon Humane Society) The owners previously pleaded guilty to animal neglect in 2014. (Photo: Oregon Humane Society)
CLATSKANIE, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Humane Society seized 15 horses after receiving a report of animals in critical condition in Clatskanie.

The Oregon Humane Society, working with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant on the property on Colvin Road the morning of March 14.

A visitor to the property contacted the Humane Society after seeing two horses down and possibly in critical condition. Investigators said a dead horse was subsequently found on the property.

Multiple horses were underweight, according to investigators, and one had sores on its body, possibly from constant exposure to moisture.

The Oregon Humane Society is working with Sound Equine Options, a Gresham nonprofit organization, to provide ongoing medical care for the horses.

The Humane Society said the owners of the horses pleaded guilty to first-degree animal neglect involving horses on their property in 2014.

They have not been cited in this case at this time as investigators continue to evaluate the horses.

The horses are not currently available for adoption or public viewing.

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