On the morning of October 27, 2014, Animal Services Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a severely weak and malnourished puppy that was brought in for treatment at a local veterinary office. Subsequent calls of additional sick puppies led to an investigation which revealed puppies being distributed/sold from a residence in the 300 block of SW Siletz River Rd, Siletz. It was determined unsatisfactory living conditions and lack of minimum care had led to the verified death of at least one puppy and severe illness of others.
On June 25, 2015, Keegan Gray, 25 years old, of Siletz, was issued citations for two counts of Animal Neglect I, a class A Misdemeanor, and four counts of Animal Neglect II, a class B Misdemeanor, with combined bail set at $70,000.
On July 9, 2015, Sierra Moon, 21 years old, of Siletz, was also issued citations for Animal Neglect I, and Animal Neglect II, with bail set at $25,000. Continuing investigation may reveal further charges involving additional puppies born since the original reports.