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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Puppy Mills and Hoarders~200+ Oregon Dogs Available

The two of the worst things in an animal's in a puppy mill and being subject to the sickness of an animal hoarder.

Sadly, we've had one of each situation in the past few days in the State of Oregon that has left over 200 dogs needing good homes.

I hope that anyone who has a spot in their heart and their home will contact the Oregon Humane Society (OHS) and adopt a worthy soul. Please forward the link to this post to anyone who may be interested.

The first is a puppy mill in the Tillamook area (north Oregon coast area). Over 100 Rat Terriers were surrendered to the OHS. You can read the story here.

Anyone a fan of my lil' Cindy Sue??? She's a Rat Terrier. They are wonderful family dogs. Like I've always said about Cindy Sue is that she's a big dog trapped in a lil' body! She trail rides with the best of 'um. My family had Ratties when I grew up and they have always been one of my favorite dogs.


The second situation is in my own county...only 20 miles away. It always amazes me how an animal hoarder situation is never cracked down on until the dog numbers are over a hundred. These are mostly cattle type dogs. But I did see a Great Pyrenees in the video! The dogs appear to be in really good shape and friendly too!

You can read the story here.


Note: The Oregon Humane Society is happy to announce that we will have 14 terriers and six Catahoula Leopard puppies available for adoption tomorrow, Thursday December 10th. It is expected that we will have another 20 dogs available for adoption every day throughoutout the weekend from these rescue efforts.



mj said...

Well, in terms of the second part of your post, I had a good cry. It is mind-boggling to me how or why someone think that they can take care of that many dogs. I suppose it all starts out with good intentions, and then you wonder if maybe some of those dogs once had better homes and may have been kidnapped.'s really a sad situation. I sure hope that the Oregon Humane Society is successful in finding some good homes for some of the most adoptable dogs. Then reality kicks in and you know that many of those good dogs won't find homes. Very sad!
Are they looking for sponsors and do they have enough room to house these dogs in different shelters round the state?

Carol said...

What a great gift they would make for Christmas...

Shirley said...

Good grief. I don't understand the mentality of people who do that. At all.

Oregontribal1 said...

WOW. That's the only words that come to my mind! I will never understand why people do this to animals? We in Grants Pass had a heartbreaking situation happen as well! A 3 year old female pit bull mix was dropped off at our local humane society with 8 newly born puppies! Momma's teeth had been filed down to the gums and she's now starting to put on weight; all but one pup survived and people are coming forward with the promise of good homes. Whoever thought it was a "great idea" to file the teeth down in order to keep her docile was a foul loathsome person and I hope somebody spills the beans so he can be convicted.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Oh my gosh. That is so sad. The large animal bones everywhere! What is that about? And the dead dogs... Horrible. I'm at a loss for words here. I am so thankful for that 11 year old girl who turned them in.

I hope the ratties find homes too. What an awful thing.

Mikey said...

Dang that hits hard. Poor things. I forwarded this on to my friend at the Toy Fox Terrier Rescue here. I hope they all get adopted. Thanks for the post, still have to watch the video.

Mikey said...

Damn that last video hurt. GOOD GOD!! Makes me absolutely ill. Poor things. Nothing worse than seeing dogs tied out like that. GAH. I can't stand it.

Janice said...

Really sad. It sickens me that there are people like this in the world.I will never understand the mentality that justifies treating animals in such an inhumane way. Such cute dogs. I hope they all get a Christmas miracle and find happy homes.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

It is so frustrating when hearing these stories, we have 3 and cant take anymore... but oh so wish I could take 1.

This puppy mill issue is so frustrating, as they are everywhere, and so many people are clueless as to where that cute puppy really came from.

Great post, hope it helps many of these dogs!

mugwump said...

I am going to have to vouch for the Rat Terriers as a breed. I have always owned large dogs until the pair I have now.
My Rat Charlie has turned out to be possibly the best dog I've owned and that's saying a lot.
They are loyal, devoted hard working critters.
As I got to know more of them I realised all rats are as cool as Charlie.
This is a good, sensitive breed of dog.They deserve so much more than life in a kennel.
If your on the fence about adopting one of these dogs I hope I can push you over.

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