By News-Register staff • 

Horse shot and killed in rural Yamhill County

The rural area provides entrance to an off-road vehicle area known as Whip-up Flats, which lies north of the West Valley communities of Sheridan and Willamina.

The horse was standing in plain view next to a road when it was shot, and was left where it dropped. It appeared to have been healthy and uninjured otherwise.

Authorities believe the horse was shot sometime between Sunday evening and Wednesday morning during the week of April 19.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact deputies Mark Adams or Roy Harrell at 503-434-7506, or



Why would this happen? Why would anyone kill a harmless animal and just leave them to rot on the ground. This kind of thing just makes me shake my head and wonder....

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