America in the Morning

5:00am - 6:00am

Local News

PRINEVILLE, OR -- The Humane Society of the Ochocos is working to find homes for over a dozen rabbits seized last month during an animal abuse investigation. Prineville Police began looking into 37-year-old Kara Madison in early February, following a complaint involving a chicken, goat, cats, and numerous dogs and rabbits in her home on NW 7th Street. 


Investigators found the animals living in conditions ranging from feces covered bedding to extended periods without food or water. Some animals began eating their own feces to survive, others were missing hair and/or suffering from various types of infections and disease; some had died. Officers seized 18 live rabbits and seven that were dead. On February 23, Madison was indicted by a Grand Jury on multiple counts of Animal Neglect I. 


Prineville Police, working with the Crook County D.A.'s office and Humane Society of the Ochocos, received a Judgment of Forfeiture on all of the seized rabbits and all 18 are now allowed to be rehomed. 


Click HERE to view more photos of the available rabbits on the shelter's Facebook Page. 



Hide Comments




  • Hwy 20, Santiam Pass, 1-mile East of Suttle Lake to ORE 22 junction, up to 20 min DELAYS, Paving and Striping. 9am-5pm through 10/17
  • NE 3rd Street between NE Greenwood Avenue and NE Franklin Avenue for Citywide Pedestrian Safety Improvements, periodic lane closures with local access, 9/16/19 - 10/25/19, night work from 10 p.m. - 10 a.m.
  • 61st St CLOSED between Young Ave & Canal Blvd as part of the “Six Corners” Improvement (through 11/8)
  • SE 3rd between Hwy 97 and Murphy Road CLOSED 8pm – 5am (8/25-10/18)