DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman pleaded guilty to animal neglect after authorities say she didn’t provide sufficient care for her goats, horses and llamas.
The Statesman Journal reports prosecutors dropped felony charges against Donna Dovey in exchange for her pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges Thursday at Polk County Circuit Court.
The 50-year-old kept the animals on rented farmland south of Dallas, Oregon.
Polk County Sheriff Mark Garton said a neighbor tipped authorities that animals were being neglected.
Deputies found 16 horses, three llamas and three goats. Some had large abscesses and were underweight.
Garton says the animals that survive will soon be put up for adoption. Volunteers with the Polk County Sheriff’s Posse have been visiting the farm at least every day to feed and care for the animals.