A dog breeder who is no longer able to provide proper care for her animals today handed over 23 Italian greyhounds, including seven puppies, to OHS.
The greyhounds, in addition to four of the owner’s personal pets, were being raised in a single family home in Hillsboro. The breeder voluntarily relinquished the dogs to OHS so they can receive any needed medical care and be offered for adoption. The breeder, who is a senior citizen, wishes to remain anonymous and OHS is not releasing her name or address.
“Raising this many animals takes a huge amount of time and resources. The owner’s decision to turn over the animals to OHS means they will get the best of care and eventually be adopted by loving families,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. The animals appear to be in reasonably good health and well socialized. At present, no citations have been issued by OHS Humane Special Agents against the owner.
The dogs will be evaluated by the OHS medical team this afternoon. The schedule for making the dogs available for adoption will depend on the results of that evaluation. The seven puppies will be going to the homes of OHS foster care volunteers, where they will be cared for until they are old enough to be offered for adoption in approximately three weeks. More information about adopting will be made available on the OHS website when the dogs are ready.
UPDATE 1/7: The first group of Italian greyhounds will be offered for adoption beginning Friday, Jan. 8 at OHS. Details »
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