UPDATE: Breeders Plead Guilty
April 8, 2011: The owners of a breeding facility that was the target of an Oregon Humane Society investigation (see story below) today pled guilty to second degree animal neglect charges. Diane and Rick Cheadle, who operated the Foxburrow Kennels on S. Elisha Road in Canby, were sentenced today to one day in jail, 96 hours of community service, and five years probation. A restitution hearing is scheduled for May 4. The Cheadles are barred from owning domestic animals for five years.
OHS seized 32 dogs and a duck from the Cheadles on Feb. 16. Some of the dogs were as much as 50 percent underweight. All of the animals were eventually surrendered to OHS and have since been adopted, with the exception for four coton de Tulears. One of the coton's has a congenital heart failure and is receiving medical care; two others are puppies too young for adoption and the fourth is a mother of one of the puppies.
OHS Removes Dozens of Neglected Dogs From Canby Breeder
February 16, 2011: Oregon Humane Society Humane Investigators today served a search warrant and removed approximately 33 animals -- some of them as much as 50 percent underweight -- from a breeding facility in Canby. The dogs are now being cared for at the OHS shelter in Portland.
Dogs Not Available for Adoption
Because the dogs are part of an ongoing legal case, they are not available for adoption. At this time, it is not possible to estimate how long it will take to resolve the legal issues surrounding the animals. Additionally, it's expected to be another four to six weeks before most of the dogs are out of the medical danger zone and are healthy enough to be candidates for adoption.
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