Jun 11,2007 00:00
Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies raided a Colton, Oregon home on Friday and arrested a woman accused of seriously neglecting her four horses, one of which has died.
According to a news release, April Punley had been investigated four previous times by the sheriff’s office for possible animal neglect.
Deputy Gunther reported the horses were tied to trees on Punley’s 103-acre property without access to water or food other than nearby weeds or ferns. Although she has since been released, Punley was arrested for second-degree animal abuse and booked into Clackamas County Jail.
Because Punley’s residence had no water, power, or telephone, Department of Human Services placed her four-year-old autistic son into protective custody.