Thirty Dogs and Five Puppies Seized in Animal Neglect Case

Date: 11/24/2014

Thirty Dogs and Five Puppies Seized in Animal Neglect Case

Thirty Dogs and Five Puppies Seized in Animal Neglect Case

 

Release By:  Lt. Deron McMaster

 

Occurred:  11/24/2014 at approximately 11:17 am

 

Location:  East of Bend

 

Arrested:

 

Coats, Goldie C., 55-yr-old Female, Bend

          Aggravated Animal Neglect II, 35 counts

          No Dog License, 33 counts

 

Henderson, Sonya L., 71-yr-old Female, Bend

          Aggravated Animal Neglect II, 35 counts

          No Dog License, 2 counts

 

On 11/24/2014 at approximately 11:17 am animal control technicians were dispatched to an address on the east side of Bend for a report of at least two dozen dogs being kept in unsanitary conditions.  Upon investigating the complaint, they discovered at least 30 dogs and 5 puppies that were being kept in kennels, cages and at least five dogs were being kept in small pet carriers.  All the dogs were living in their own urine and feces and were lacking food and water.  Several dogs appeared to be severely emaciated.

 

A search warrant for the premises was prepared.  The search warrant was executed on 11/24/2014 at approximately 8:30 pm deputies and animal control technicians from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  All of the dogs located on the premises were seized under the search warrant and placed into shelter.

 

Many of the dogs were suffering from a range of health problems to include severe tooth decay, sores, mats, severely untrimmed toenails, and severe emaciation.

 

Coats and Henderson were cited and released on the above charges.

 

This investigation will be continuing.

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