A Rainier woman cited and investigated for animal neglect in May could face additional charges for failing to provide proper care for six horses found severely malnourished. David Lytle with the Oregon Humane Society says all animal owners have a legal obligation to ensure animals are well fed. When money's tight try to find ways for your animals to get care through organizations or friends - or even sell them. Officials started investigating Yvonne Byrd-Lynch after a horse was found dead on her property. When they returned to continue the investigation this week, she and her horses were gone. Tips from the public helped them track down the animals and put them in veterinary care.
The Humane Society will put the horses up for adoption after legal matters are settled and when the animals are in good health.