The Oregon Humane Society rescued six underweight animals from a property in Yamhill County.
OHS said a concerned citizen called the investigations team to notify them about the conditions of the animals on the property. An OHS Special Agent responded and confirmed that the animals were emaciated and had little to no access to food.
OHS, along with the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and Sound Equine Options, served a search warrant at the property and seized one horse, three ponies, and two goats.
The animals were transported to a veterinarian to be examined.
OHS said the owner has not been cited, but evidence continues to be gathered.
In Oregon, second degree animal neglect is punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and six months in jail.
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