200 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill

puppymill2.jpgMore than 200 small dogs have been rescued from a home in rural Oregon, left in deplorable conditions, according to the Idaho Humane Society. The Humane Society says the animals were found by Harney County, Oregon on the property of Dorothy Schatz in Burns.

Veterinarians are evaluating the animals and taking them to animal shelters in Boise, Idaho and in Bend, Oregon. Some of the animals are being quarantined. Humane Society Officials say the healthy animals will be put up for adoption. The first truckload of dogs (around 140) has already arrived in Boise. Officials say it will take several days to round up all the dogs.

The Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help socialize the dogs and clean cages as the animals arrive in Boise. They are also urging the public not to bring in any dogs at this time since they are overwhelmed by this situation.

Schatz was arraigned Thursday in Harney County and is being let out of jail on a conditional release. The Humane Society says Schatz has agreed to give up her dogs.

“Animal abusers may choose to live in eastern Oregon because rural law enforcement has few resources to devote to these times of crimes committed against animals,” Idaho Humane Society executive director Dr. Jeff Rosenthal said. “However, this commendable effort by the Harney County Sheriff’s Department shows that assumption to be a fallacy.”

Source: KTVB.COM

7 Responses to “200 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill”

  1. Nora and Rufus says:

    So sad. Poor little doggies. They look so pitiful. Dumb lady. How can people be so stupid?

  2. Jenny Bark says:

    Thank you Harney County Sheriffs Dept.. You did a great job. What a ugly life for the poor babies. They had Greaat Dans, 6 cats, 2 birds plus all the small dogs and where hungry. CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS PERIOD.

  3. Nancy G. says:

    Horrid, what can you say, except this sort of thing should be outlawed everywhere.

  4. Lynn says:

    I’d be there in a heartbeat to help if I lived closer.

    CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS.
    CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS.
    CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS.
    CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS.
    CLOSE ALL PUPPY MILLS.

  5. Moe says:

    THATS MY PUPPY I ADDOPTED IN THAT PIC!!!!!!!!!!

  6. martin r dillon says:

    it is truly a shame to find people that abuse an animal.they are just like our kids depending on us as human beings to take care of them and some
    people just for some unknown reason has to try and destroy that.
    it is a real shame and they should receive the same treatment in return.
    thank you
    martin r dillon

  7. angela says:

    this is where me bird came from! it’s sad that they dont even mention the two birds that were also rescued. the birds had it even worse than the dogs! my bird and his other bird buddy were stuck in a dark crowded room, and only fed dog food. when birds are stressed, they pluck their feathers, and he almost had no feathers on him when he was rescued. he has almost all his feathers back now! he is an umbrella cockatoo, and he needs our attention 24/7. now he talks, waves,dances, does tricks, plays tag, fetch, and much more! we love him to death and i cant even imagine how anyone could ever do that to him.


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