Animal Control Rescues Dozens of Animals

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CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Law enforcement and animal control removed dozens of animals from a farm. They found several animals locked up and some dead.

Deputies served a search warrant on a residence on the 1700 block onĀ  White schoolhouse road. The owner’s son, Robert Crow, says he doesn’t understand why animal control is at the farm. He says his family rescues and takes care of the animals.

“What did we do to deserve this? You know? We help the community out, we do everything we can and now I don’t get it,” says Crow.

But the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office thinks otherwise.

“We heard that animals were left alone. Dead animals when we got out here. That’s exactly what we found,” says Sheriff Gil Gilbertson.

Deputies also found evidence that animals died in the hands of Crow and his mother.

Crow says his mother is recovering from a surgery and other family members were in charge of taking care of the animals.

“When you have so many animals, yes, you have some deaths. Yes, they should be taken care of. When you have a 17 year-old son that okay, it’s your job to do this and do that, sometimes it doesn’t get done,” says Crow.

But the sheriff says that’s not a good enough reason.

“If you’re going to have animals, you need to take proper care of them and it obviously didn’t happen here,” says Sheriff Gilbertson.

Animal control says it plans to take all of the animals to a safe shelter. Crow’s mother could be facing charges of animal abuse and neglect.

If you would like to help the animals rescued on Friday, contact the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.


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  1. Judith A. Knight says:

    We live in Priest River, Idaho. Just heard about this. We would like to get our mares back, but can’t get in touch with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. We have the registrations on all of our miniature mares and would like to know what we have to do to get them back???

    I have tried calling several places with no luck. No one could help me. Would you please tell me who I can get in touch with to get our miniature mares home. We live in Priest River so would need some time to work this out…

    Thank you in advance for any help or information you can give us.


  2. KDRV Newswatch 12 says:

    Hi Judith,

    Could you call our newsroom at 541-779-9755? Our reporter who is working on this story would like to talk to you more about this.

  3. christy says:

    call the Josephine County Animal Shelter… look them up on Facebook

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