51 dogs saved in Jackson County rescue

The Oregon Humane Society, working with Jackson County Animal Services, rescued more than 50 dogs, including puppies, from an Applegate, OR breeder who is under investigation for animal neglect.  The dogs were seized due to unsanitary conditions, and more than 40 were transported to OHS for medical evaluations and care before being offered for adoption.  The remaining dogs are being cared for in Jackson County. 

“Oregon law is very clear when it comes to caring for animals used for dog breeding, and this kennel was putting the health of the animals at risk by failing to provide basic, minimum care,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon.  The dogs rescued include King Charles Spaniels, Lhasa Apsos, Pugs, Schnauzers and other small breeds.  The dogs were surrendered by the breeder along with 12 birds, including Amazon Parrots, Macaws and Cockatoos.  OHS is also holding the birds and plans to make them available for adoption soon.