PORTLAND, Ore. -- Several neglected dogs from a Portland home will soon be up for adoption.
Washington County Sheriff's Sergeant David Thompson said deputies and animal control officers removed 13 Basset Hounds, including three puppies, along with a Lhasa Apso, from a Cedar Mill home on SW 107th Avenue last week.
Nine of the Bassets will be looking for homes. The dogs up for adoption range in age from 3 months to 8 years.
"We're looking for some special homes for the older girls and the older boy. They've been through a lot, and it's time for someone to give them all the love and attention they deserve," Senior Animal Shelter Technician Myndi Hines said.
The older dogs need dental care and ongoing treatment for ear infections.
"The older ladies have nursed many, many litters and, to put it politely, don't have the figures they once did," says Wood. "They are also out of condition, so it would be wonderful for them to find special people who will pamper them after all they've been through."
Someone who went to the house to buy a dog reported numerous dogs living in filthy conditions at the house.
Deputies said 67-year-old Marna Robertson allowed them to inspect her home, and they found two dozen dogs inside. Investigators said the dogs appeared to have been fed food and water but several were living in small crates, feces were found on the floor in the dogs' living area, and three of the dogs had severe medical conditions and were taken to the Oregon Humane Society for treatment.
Authorities said Robertson also had eight bull dogs, which were in better health, so she was allowed to keep those dogs.
Robertson was cited for animal neglect. Additional charges were possible.
Vets said dogs will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee of $150. All of the dogs have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are up-to-date on vaccines. The fee also includes a Washington County dog license. Washington County vets will give a first visit free of charge to adopters. See: WashingtonCountyPets.com