Rescued Marion County Dogs Are Looking for Homes
Feb. 13, 2013: Adoptions began today at OHS for 70 dogs rescued from one of the largest neglect cases in Oregon history. The dogs were seized one month ago tomorrow from a warehouse outside of Salem (story here).
All Dogs on Road to Recovery
The dogs were rescued Jan. 13 by OHS and the Marion County Sheriff's Office from a warehouse in Brooks, just outside of Salem. Many of the dogs were extremely underweight and lived in small crates that were stacked on top of each other.
Marion County charged the three individuals who operated Willamette Valley Animal Rescue with 10 counts of first-degree animal neglect, 10 counts of second degree animal neglect and one count of attempting to tamper with physical evidence.
"Like all of the pets we find homes for, these rescued dogs each have their unique personalities," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. "There are shy dogs, silly dogs, outgoing dogs and some who are just plain sweet. Our goal is to find the best home for each one of them."
All potential adopters must complete an adoption questionnaire, an interview with an adoption counselor, and agree to make the pet available for any future court proceedings.
The dogs will not be adopted to anyone currently affiliated with Willamette Animal Rescue, whose officers are now facing neglect charges.
The shelter is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211. Directions here.
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VIDEO: FOX 12 News Coverage of Rescue