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LA PINE, OR (03/19/18) -- Dozens of dogs were seized from a La Pine property, this weekend. The Humane Society of Central Oregon and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office worked into the night, Friday, and all day Saturday. They removed 53 dogs of varying breeds, ages and conditions, following a request for a welfare check at the home on Ash Road. A 63-year-old woman is cooperating with the investigation. 


When the high number of animals strained the Bend shelter, 22 dogs were taken to the Oregon Humane Society shelter in Portland. All of the animals are being evaluated and treated by medical staff, and are not available for adoption. HSCO welcomes donations, to help cover the thousands of dollars in diagnostic lab work for the seized dogs. 
UPDATE (03/26/18) -- A La Pine woman is charged with two felony counts, following the seizure of more than 50 dogs, earlier this month. Most of the dogs are now being cared for by the Humane Society of Central Oregon; one had to be euthanized. Some of the animals are available for adoption, but others are still undergoing medical treatments. 
Deschutes County Sheriff’s investigators worked with the Bend shelter to determine the extent of the dogs' health problems. They've now charged 63-year-old Pamela Kyler with one count each of Animal Neglect I and Animal Neglect II, which allege the neglect occurred to ten or more animals. 
Submitted Photo: Vet Techs work to vaccinate and treat the dogs seized this weekend.
Photo Credit: Steve Giardini

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