More Than 200 Animals Seized By County Amid Allegations Of Neglect, Hoarding & Abuse

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, September 17 2012 at 6:27 PM, Updated: Mon, September 17 2012 at 6:51 PM

Police say they found the remains including skulls to some 30 animals at a home where the owners ran a business called the Magical Miniature Horses ranch located on White School House Road in Cave Junction.

It took nearly three days for the sheriff's department and animal control to remove all of the animals from the property. The animals are being held at an undisclosed location until the court decides where they should go. Because of the conditions of some of the animals they will have to be euthanized. The home owner was in the hospital at the time of the search but according to our partners at the Daily Courier, the woman's son denied abuse even though there were dead animals scattered about.

So far no one is in custody but police suspect charges to follow, that could include animal abuse, neglect and hoarding.

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