ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) -- Cattle seized in an Eastern Oregon neglect case have been ordered forfeited to Wallowa County.
The La Grande Observer reports (http://bit.ly/ZyCWV3) that 60-year-old Ed Scott of Lostine was charged with 43 counts of animal neglect after the death of a calf in January. He faces trial in July.
Neighbor Bob Bennett testified last week that the calf was weak, couldn't get up and was squashed when the rest of the herd headed for feed. Bennett said the cattle were fed infrequently and with what looked like black, moldy hay.
Scott could post bond to keep the cattle from being sold before his trial. So far, another neighbor says, three calves and a cow have died. Caring and feeding of the remainder until the trial is expected to cost $10,000.
Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/