GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Josephine County woman who abused hundreds of animals on her property learned her fate Wednesday.
At the Josephine County Courthouse, a judge sentenced Kandi Crow to 40 days in jail for abusing and neglecting hundreds of animals on her property in Cave Junction September 2012. Crow also received five years of probation with no supervision. Her sentence means she can no longer have any contact with or own any animals.
Crow also does not have to pay any restitution. When Josephine County seized the animals on her property, Animal Control held an auction. The event covered the restitution costs and generated an extra $80,000.
“She had made an agreement with our office back in October 2012 that her restitution would be capped at approximately 44 thousand dollars…a little over 44 thousand dollars,” explained deputy district attorney, Ryan Mulkins.
One community member, named Marty Knowles, who sat in court Wednesday has followed Crow’s case ever since the animals were seized. He now owns two of Crow’s horses. The horse owner tells NewsWatch 12 he believes Crow has not learned her lesson, but says there are many community members who are keeping their eye on her.
“She ticked off a big chunk of this community. I mean, there are hundreds of people around here, there are people all over the western U.S. that are aware of what she’s done,” said Knowles.
The state could have required Crow to undergo psychological counseling, but that was not part of her sentence. Before the sentencing, Crow had several animals on her property, but she has transferred ownership of her property to her daughter. Crow and her husband say they will be moving.
Crow’s attorneys also spoke up in court, telling the judge all of the animals on her property have been removed.