Ore. woman jailed for neglecting 170 mini horses

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 10:12 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon woman has been sentenced to 40 days in custody and ordered to stay away from animals after she pleaded guilty to animal neglect and abuse in a case that involved more than 170 miniature horses and other animals.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Pat Wolke told 62-year-old Kandi Crow of the Cave Junction area to avoid possessing even "a hamster."

She was sentenced Wednesday.

The animals were seized from her ranch in September 2012. County records show several were so ill they had to be euthanized, others had parasites and some suffered from a lack of dental and hoof care.

Crow was ordered to avoid animals during five years of probation. Her lawyer says she's moving to a new address, has transferred her ranch to her daughter and all animals have been removed from the property.

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