Hi! My name is Coffee and I am a Quarter Horse gelding.
I was the first horse seized by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Animal Abuse Team, founded by Sheriff Tim Mueller.
The people where I used to live thought they were doing enough for me. But, because of my age, I needed more care than they were giving.
In less than two months in my new place, I gained 450 pounds, and was running around like a young colt.
My previous owner could not believe I was doing that well, so the LCSO arranged a brief visit for me with my previous owner one last time. I took a ride to the LCSO and my new friend Styler went with me to keep me company.
When my previous owner saw how healthy I had become, tears filled his eyes, and he said he was happy for me.
Styler’s Note: Coffee has since passed away, but the memory of his friendship is still with us at LCAR.
I am a Morgan gelding. When I was young, I was kept tied in a yard like a dog. But as I grew, I was able to break my tie and go for a run on my own. While off on this adventure, I was pulled over by some LCSO deputies who told me I was too young to be running around all by myself. (I was only about a year old at the time.)
The deputies put me in a field while they looked for someone to babysit me.
When the kind people from LCAR came to get me, I did not understand they were there to help me. I ran from them, kicked, struck out and tried to bite them.
However, I did acquire the name of “Crazy Colt.”
I was taken to the LCAR barn where volunteers worked with me until I was halter broken. Even then I still made it challenging for them to catch me.
(And, although I know now it was good for me, I did not like it a bit when I was gelded.)
Sometime after that I attended a fundraising event for the Linn County Sheriff Office Mounted Posse. I went home with a posse member from another county, and it was there that I met my new owner. Now I have a new home with someone who loves me dearly (and I don’t run away on my own anymore).
Hello, ya’ll. I am a quarter horse gelding, and my name is Buck.
You could probably saw that LCAR is partly my fault.
I had been very badly treated. When I tried to get away from the abuse, I suffered cuts on my front legs and chest.When I met my owner, Cindy, I was only 2 years old; that was almost 17 years ago.
Cindy was only 14 years old when we met, and I don’t know why, but her family bought me.
Thank goodness they did.
I was afraid of everything, especially men. Even today, I am still unsure around them. But every day, that little girl loved me and worked with me.
Her family helped too, and I healed both physically and mentally.
Now, at 19 years old, I can say I have a wonderful life, and have done so many different things. I’ve:
- served on a drill team at the rodeo
- barrel raced
- appeared in parades
- assisted with parking and security duties at community events, and
- lots and lots of trail riding
For as long as I can remember, my owner, Cindy, has brought home stray animals that needed a safe place to stay. But things move along much faster after we joined the LCSO Mounted Posse. (Styler does all the Posse work now, though.)
When the Sheriff’s Office needed help finding foster homes for abused horses, they asked the Posse members first. Of course, my owner, being the way she is, offered to take one or two foster horses.
Our first horse, a POA (Pony of the Americas), we named Sadie. You can read her story on the Successes! page of this website.
Our next foster horse was an Arab gelding we named Tobbie. His story is also on the Successes! page.
When Tim Mueller became Sheriff, he created the Livestock Abuse Team, now called the Animal Abuse Team. You can find more information about them under “Investigation Team” at the “About Us” tab on this website.
As you can probably guess, my owner Cindy became a part of this team as soon as it was created.
After this, the need for foster homes continued to grow and we were getting busier and busier at home too. So, with the support and encouragement of the Sheriff’s Office, we set up Linn County Animal Rescue (LCAR).
With your continued support, we are helping more and more horses in need than ever before. (You can become a monthly supporter through our “Scarlett’s Friends” program.
Please check out the other pages on our website to learn more about how you can be part of our efforts bringing new life and vitality to abused animals in Linn County, Oregon.
When I was younger, I was a bit too adventurous and got myself into a little trouble. One day I got out of my pen and decided it was a good day to take a little jog down Hwy 99. And while I was jogging along, minding my own business, a LCSO deputy pulled me to the side of the road, and told me I really shouldn’t be on the highway by myself.
The deputy waited in the field with me until the good people at LCAR were able to pick me up.
It took some time for the deputy to find my owner, and when he finally came to visit me at LCAR, he loved it and thought it was a much better place for me.
I have been here ever since, and I love being part of this great big family.
PO Box 2669 Lebanon, OR 97355 · 541-258-3422 · LinnCountyAnimalRescue@yahoo.com