OHS Provides Care for Rescued Pit Bulls:
August 22, 2012: The Oregon Humane Society is caring for four dogs rescued from neglect after police officers arrested a group of Beaverton residents on animal cruelty charges.
OHS Humane Officers and Beaverton Police responded this morning to reports from neighbors of pit bulls being assaulted with a shovel and a hammer in the yard of the Beaverton residence.
Beaverton police arrested the four residents of the home on the 11000 block of SW 11th St. Three of the suspects were also charged with disorderly conduct for threatening neighbors who had told them to stop hurting the dogs.
Adoptions Possible Soon
The owner of the dogs voluntarily surrendered four of the dogs to OHS. The four dogs, including three puppies and one adult female, are undergoing medical evaluation at OHS and could be available for adoption as soon as this weekend.
Beaverton police seized the remaining six dogs, who will remain in their custody as legal evidence. At the request of Beaverton police, The OHS medical team examined two of the six dogs at the OHS Holman Medical Center.
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