Taylor’s Sausage Looks to Expand

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A Josephine County business wants to add 30 new jobs, but says the USDA is taking a bite out of that plan. Taylor’s Sausage is in high demand so much that it wants to add a second shift, which would add 30 employees. The owner says it would be huge for … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Shelter Open To Homeless

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A shelter for those with nowhere to go opened its doors earlier this month, and in the days since, shelter officials say it has made a big difference in many people’s lives. The Illinois Valley Warming Shelter was created after a camp where a homeless population was staying had to be … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Fatal Crash Investigated

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — An investigation is underway, into a two-vehicle crash that killed a Selma woman, and injured three others, north of Cave Junction. The accident happened last night on Highway 199, when 24-year-old Ruark Miller of Cave Junction crossed over the centerline and hit an oncoming car, containing 48-year-old David Wonderling, 12-year-old Kaitlyn … Continue reading »

Financial Loss From Horse Auction

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A horse auction in Josephine County drew in close to $90,000, but the county is still facing several thousands of dollars in losses. Back in September animal control seized hundreds of animals on Kandi Crow’s property. Officials found several dead animals and many of them starving. Despite the horse auction, Josephine … Continue reading »

Mini Horse Auction In Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Nearly 200 horses seized by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to go to a new home. The county is auctioning those animals Saturday at the fairgrounds, and possible buyers got a first look on Friday. 180 horses were seized from a suspected animal hoarder in Cave Junction in September. … Continue reading »

Animals Up For Auction In Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – 174 miniature horses, 2 standard horses, and 3 pygmy goats are going to be auctioned off on Saturday. All of the animals being auctioned have been seized by Josephine County Animal Control due to abuse or neglect and have been surrendered or unclaimed. The animals have all been inspected by a … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Stealing From Storage

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Cave Junction man is being linked to a Medford theft. 32-year-old Matthew David Granger of Cave Junction is being held in the Jackson County Jail after an investigation into 6 storage units in Medford being broken into on November 19. Police say a surveillance camera caught the thieves stealing items, including … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. To Auction Hoarded Animals

MERLIN, Ore. – Josephine County Commissioners have given the green light for the county’s health department to adopt out and auction off the hundreds of animals seized in a September animal hoarding and abuse case. 257 animals were seized, from chickens and cattle to 177 miniature horses, and dozens of dogs, cats, goats and other … Continue reading »

Animal Abuse Investigation Continues

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Over 200 animals rescued from a Cave Junction home several weeks ago and are still struggling to survive. Josephine County Animal Control rescued several dogs, cats, miniature horses and goats on White Schoolhouse Road. Veterinarian Gary Buckmaster told NewsWatch 12 that some of the animals will probably be euthanized. Volunteers are … Continue reading »

Animal Rescue Investigation Continues

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Investigators are still trying to determine how to charge the homeowner in the Josephine County Animal Rescue Case Newswatch 12 first reported on Friday. NewsWatch12 had a crew at the scene as deputies seized more than 200 starving and deprived animals from a ranch in Cave Junction. The homeowner of that … Continue reading »

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