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Neighbors concerned about malnourished cows near Roseburg

KEZI 9 News reached out to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and they said they’ve been working on this case for months.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 6:47 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A herd of cattle on Roberts Creek Road are so malnourished, their bones are showing, neighbors say.

Neighbors said the cattle have been on the property for the last year displaying signs of neglect. They said they rarely see the owner feed or care for the cows. One neighbor also said many cows have died after giving birth to their calves.

They also said many have made calls to animal control, but nothing has been done about it.

Neighbor Angela Vincent said the situation is frustrating.

“When you have something like this down the road that these kids see all the time and see these starving animals, it’s just not right,” said Vincent.

KEZI 9 News reached out to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and they said they’ve been working on this case for months.

“Animals are very important to the sheriff's office. We are doing everything we possibly can and legally can,” said Undersheriff Jeff Frieze. “The ultimate goal is to get the cattle back to where they should be.”

Frieze said the cattle’s owner has been very cooperative through the whole process and has been working with Oregon State University extension services and the sheriff’s office to come up with feeding plans.

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