Wednesday, October 28, 2009

23 dogs seized from Northeast Portland facility

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nearly two dozen dogs were seized from a northeast Portland facility after the county determined the owner was not providing adequate care for them.

The dogs seized are mostly Chihuahaus and Yorkshire Terriers. Four of the dogs are puppies and one was pregnant. A total of 23 were removed from the facility, which has not been named but was located on Northeast Glisan Street.

According to Animal Services, the dogs were being cared for in unsanitary conditions at the facility and health screenings revealed parasites, infections and multiple health problems.

The owner, Beverly Mathews Simms, had been given 120 days to clean up the facility but according to Animal Services, follow-up inspections showed she was not in compliance..." More