LaRue gets 60 days

Danielle Brown LaRue, former co-owner of Pawsitive K9 Solutions, accepted a plea deal stemming from multiple animal abuse and neglect charges that were brought against her and partner, Joseph LaRue, in September 2022.
After spending six months evading law enforcement, Brown was finally apprehended in March at a home in Cave Junction. On April 26, she entered a plea of guilty to nine of the 41 charges. These charges include five counts of second-degree animal neglect, two counts of animal abandonment, one count of first-degree aggravated theft, and one count of unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item.
Brown will spend 60 days in jail, then will be released on an unspecified time of supervised probation. Judge Matthew Galli made sure to emphasize to the court that felony rulings are often guided by an individual’s prior record, and that Brown’s “lack of record or criminal history” factored into the decision.
Danielle Brown LaRue’s sentencing will take place at the Josephine County Courthouse May 11. Joseph LaRue’s next hearing will take place June 28. He is still facing 45 charges stemming from the September discovery and an additional five charges from his March recapture that include hindering prosecution.