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11 horses seized in Baker County neglect case

The sheriff's office is now looking for volunteers to help care for some of the horses.
Credit: Baker Co. Sheriff's Office

Nearly a dozen horses have been seized from an eastern Oregon property after investigators say they found evidence the animals were not being properly cared for. 

The Baker County Sheriff's Office now says they are looking for volunteers to help care for some of the horses.

Deputies with the sheriff's office served a search warrant at 41577 Dry Guch Road in Richland Tuesday. The 11 horses on that property were removed for neglect, the sheriff's office says.

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Credit: Baker Co. Sheriff's Office

The sheriff's office thanked those who helped gather up and transport the horses, as well as those who donated hay to feed them. 

Authorities are currently looking for foster placements for eight of the horses. Anyone interested in taking on temporary care for one or more of the animals is asked to call Sheriff Travis Ash at 541-523-6415.

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