BREAKING NEWS Benton County downgraded to high risk ahead of new COVID-19 rules Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Nearly 100 dogs rescued from Lane County home

Lane County Animal Services is investigating after they rescued 98 dogs from a home in Lane County.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 6:17 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2017 6:17 PM

WALTON, Ore. -- An investigation is underway after nearly 100 small dogs were rescued from a home in Lane County.

Ninety-eight small dogs, including Chihuahuas, were rescued from a home in the Walton area. One dog gave birth to puppies while en route to the kennel.

The Lane County Animal Services said it is the worst case of animal hoarding on record in the past 25 years.

"This was a case of a dog lover admitting that they needed help, despite the best of intentions, and working with us throughout our investigation to ensure the animals were removed and placed into a healthier situation," said Mike Russell, animal services manager.

Lane County Animal Services said the animals were living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions and are still investigating.

They said the owner is cooperating and willingly signed her animals over. They said the owner became overwhelmed by the number of dogs in her care and wanted to make sure the animals got the proper care needed.

Each dog will receive a medical evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation before being put up for adoption at Greenhill Humane Society.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 75431

Reported Deaths: 912
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah17556239
Washington10554102
Marion9370142
Clackamas639577
Umatilla438449
Lane436843
Jackson387931
Deschutes242215
Malheur240844
Yamhill175616
Linn144023
Polk127516
Douglas96118
Klamath8734
Jefferson84311
Benton8007
Union7886
Morrow6597
Lincoln62515
Josephine5574
Wasco53219
Columbia5203
Coos4303
Hood River4021
Clatsop3610
Baker2833
Crook2336
Curry1372
Grant1341
Lake1331
Tillamook1330
Harney1001
Wallowa713
Gilliam230
Sherman230
Wheeler30
Unassigned00
Eugene
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 34°
Corvallis
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 39°
Roseburg
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 39°
North Bend
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 45°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events