122 animals seized from rural Yamhill farm

Steven Michael Shore was cited by sheriff's deputies

These are among some of the 122 animals seized in Yamhill County from one residence, Jan. 7, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
These are among some of the 122 animals seized in Yamhill County from one residence, Jan. 7, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

YAMHILL, Ore. (KOIN 6) — After a tip from a neighbor, a search warrant at a Yamhill farm ended with 122 animals seized and a 43-year-old man facing first-degree animal neglect charges.

Steven Michael Shore was cited by sheriff’s deputies after the animals were found on his property at 13921 NW Oakridge Road, authorities said in a release.

The animals were “living in feces and did not have access to clean water and food,” officials said.

The animals seized included 55 chickens, 25 ducks, 17 sheep, 12 goats, 6 rabbits, 4 turkeys and 3 dogs. Authorities also said they located 25 dead animals on the property.

The animals will eventually be up for adoption, but will remain as evidence for now, officials said.

KOIN 6 News will have more information later.

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