Owner demands answers after she says her horses were unfairly seized

Days after she says her horses were unfairly seized from a Creswell property, Raina Ott says she just wants answers.

Posted: Nov 2, 2019 4:41 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2019 4:42 PM

Creswell, Ore. -- Days after she says her horses were unfairly seized from a Creswell property, Raina Ott says she just wants answers.

"We've got people who are totally innocent in this situation such as myself that are just wanting our babies back," said Ott. "They're family and they need to come home."

61 horses were seized from this property in Creswell after the Lane County Sheriff's Office says they were taken for showing signs of severe neglect, but Ott says that's not even close to the full story.

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She says her horses were perfectly healthy when they were taken by LCSO last week.

She says 6 of her 10 horses were taken and now she has no idea where they are.

She also says LCSO has given her zero leads as to where they might be.

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"(LCSO has) been totally non existent," she said. "I've emailed, I've called, I mean I don't know how many emails and calls and everything they've received from all of us just trying to find our horses that are okay and give them their health requirements."

She says another concern of hers is that some of her horses require special care or special treatments. She says if they don't receive them they could die. She adds that if her horses were to fall ill while they're being kept, she's not even sure she trusts that she would be made aware.

"One of my mares has chronic ringbone and if she has a certain amount of extra weight - or any extra weight - it puts extra strain on her until she's totally fused and she'll be in excruciating pain," she said. 

She admits that there were some horses who were bad and deserved to be taken away, but she says there are many others who were boarding their horses there who are innocent in all of this.

"It's just been awful and I have no idea where my horses are - absolutely no idea."

Raina calls these horses her family and says she just wants them to come home.

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