2 Oregon women sentenced in neglect of more than 80 horses

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon women convicted of failing to care for more than 80 horses on a ranch in Terrebonne have been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

The Bulletin reports 68-year-old Linda Stream and her 42-year-old daughter Christina Hart were sentenced Tuesday in Deschutes County after they pleaded no contest last month to 10 counts each of second-degree animal neglect.

They were also sentenced to five years of probation and are banned from owning horses and other livestock for 15 years.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to possible neglect at GreenGate Farms in March after a hunter reported seeing a horse with an eye hanging out of its socket.

Authorities say 18 horses had to be euthanized and all had health issues.


Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com