Okanogan County Sheriff Deputies rescued eight horses, which were left unfed and without water in a pasture near Wauconda earlier this week.
Okanogan County Sheriff, Frank Rogers, says Sheriff Deputies removed horses from the same owner for the same reasons about a year ago.
Sheriff Rogers admits that his office often receives calls from neighbors who are concerned about an animal’s welfare; however, it isn’t all that common for deputies to have to step in.
In the state of Washington, a person convicted of animal neglect could be fined up to $150 per count, or spend up to 60 days in jail, and can be held liable or all costs of the prosecution as well as restitution. "CLICK HERE" for Audio
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