PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — 11 dogs were rescued from unhealthy conditions in Veneta by the Oregon Humane Society this week.
OHS investigators say the dogs were living in a part of the home with no clean areas for them and that the smell of ammonia from animal urine was overpowering. A Lane County Deputy reported that he could smell ammonia from animal urine 20 feet from the house, and that garbage and papers were strewn throughout the home.
The rescued dogs’ breeds included shih tzu, French bulldog, Chinese crested, standard poodle, bull terrier, dachshund and more.
A resident of the property was cited for animal neglect and for violating standards of care that apply to breeders. Because the dogs are evidence in a criminal neglect case they are not yet available for adoption.