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News Release
71 pigs, 16 goats seized from Terrebonne ranch as a result of livestock neglect investigation (Photo) - 01/21/23

Released By: Sergeant Jason Wall

Date: January 21, 2023

Arrested: Linda Sue Evans 73-year-old female, Terrebonne, Oregon

Charges: ORS 167.325 Animal Neglect in the Second Degree


On January 20th and 21st, 2023, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of 10th Street, Terrebonne, Oregon. Deputies received information of possible animal neglect involving livestock, to include Kune Kune pigs, Guinea hogs, and dairy and meat goats.

During the course of the investigation deputies determined the livestock located on the approximate 17-acre ranch were in dire need of intervention, namely veterinarian care, and proper feed. Over the course of two days, 71 pigs, and 16 goats were removed from the property and transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch is 23 acres and serves as a rehabilitation center for neglected, abandoned, and abused livestock. The livestock seized as a result of this investigation are receiving veterinarian care, and appropriate feed.

Evans was issued a citation in lieu of custody for Animal Neglect in the Second Degree. The case is also being forwarded to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for review.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 263 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 178 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

Attached Media Files: Pigs&Goat , Pigs , Goat
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