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The Ruff Report: Dogs and Rescue


118 dogs seized from squalid puppy mill;
six have had 22 puppies since being rescued


One-hundred and eighteen dogs - kept in cramped, unsanitary cages with little food and water - have been removed from a squalid breeding operation in Oregon and six of them have given birth to 22 puppies since the rescue.

The dogs, mostly Rat Terriers, are being treated for behavioral problems and one had to have an eye removed, according to Oregon animal welfare officials.

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"The dogs were living in terribly overcrowded and unsanitary conditions with limited access to food and water," Oregon Humane Society medical director Kris Otteman states in a media release.

The dogs were rescued from a property in Tillamook County following a lengthy investigation by the Oregon Humane Society and the county sheriff's office. Animal welfare officials had been getting complaints for years about the breeding operation. The owner, who has been charged with animal neglect, agreed to relinquish the dogs.

One dog had puppies (some seen in photo at left from the Oregon Humane Society) a day after the rescue and five others have delivered litters since, according to Barbara Baugnon, spokeswoman for the Oregon Humane Society.

"Besides the six pregnant dogs, we also currently have two dogs in foster [care]," Ms. Baugnon told MySetterSam. "One is a female that had masses and an eye removed and another is in foster for behavior reasons (teaching them basic manners before being put up for adoption)."

Initially, the Tillamook Animal Shelter cared for 16 of the dogs (seen in photo at left from the Oregon Humane Society) but all eventually ended up at the Oregon Humane Society, Ms. Baugnon said. Many of the dogs have reasonably good behavioral skills, making them suitable for adoption, she said.

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Ms. Baugnon says the rescue and rehabilitation of the dogs is expensive. Those wishing to make donations for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs should visit the Oregon Humane Society or Tillamook Animal Shelter.

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