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95 small dogs rescued in Lane County animal hoarding case

(Image via Greenhill Humane Society)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lane County Animal Services and Greenhill Humane Society staff collected a total of 95 chihuahuas and other small dogs from a home in western Lane County on October 16.

The dogs were released to the County as the result of an investigation by Lane County Animal Services in one of the most severe cases of animal hoarding on record in Lane County in 25 years, officials said.

“This was a case of a dog lover admitting that they needed help, despite the best of intentions, and working with us throughout our investigation to ensure the animals were removed and placed into a healthier situation,” said Animal Services Manager Mike Russell.

The dogs were removed from the home with the owner’s consent.

Now in the care of Greenhill Humane Society, each dog will receive medical evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation before being made available for adoption. People interested in adopting should watch the Greenhill website and social media pages for updates.

Donations to help Greenhill care for these dogs and the thousands of other animals they care for annually can be made online, via mail, or in person at either of Greenhill’s shelter locations.

Lane County Animal Services may cite the owner with animal neglect after an investigation.

Depending upon the results of the investigation, information may be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

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