DCSO Attempting to Locate Owner of Abandoned Horse (UPDATE: Owner found)


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the person or persons that abandoned this malnourished filly in the area of Peterson Ridge Road and Trout Lane, between Bend and Sisters. She was found tied to a tree by a nearby homeowner on the morning of April 23rd, who then reported it to deputies. We have named her “Silver Moon” and she is currently being cared for at the Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch in Bend.

Anyone with information about this horse is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, reference 20-75017.

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#UPDATE There are many possibilities of how Silver Moon came to be found where she was. We will follow up on any leads or information we receive and do our very best to determine how this happened. We will keep everyone updated as new information is releasable in this case. Thank you for the offers to support us in caring for her. We will let you know if there is anything she needs that we cannot provide. We serve an amazing community and we are very thankful for your support!!!

#UPDATE DCSO is following up on the information that she was stolen out of Klamath County. We will provide updates as it becomes available.

#UPDATE As we continue to work to verify information in this case, we’d like to share some additional information. She was evaluated by a veterinarian when she arrived at our Rescue Ranch and scored a 2 on the Henneke horse body scoring system. The first photo in this post shows the day she was found tied to the tree. The other two photos were taken very recently in preparation for our release of information to the public, nearly a month after she was found. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work through this case. We will share the findings of our investigation once it’s completed.

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