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Pets rescued from Newport store up for adoption

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Humane Society is hoping to find homes for more than 50 pets seized from a Newport pet store suspected of animal neglect.

The OHS will offer the animals for adoption on Friday.

Humane society workers say, in all, they seized 264 animals and about 800 fish during the September bust at Circus World Pets on Southwest Coast Highway. The OHS says this was after an investigation that included several visits to the pet store. In October, OHS cited the owner for animal neglect.

In November, ownership of the pets was turned over to OHS. The animals include 11 puppies, 31 birds, three chinchillas, 70 rats, four gerbils, and 114 mice.

Investigators say they tried to help the owner with extensive care, housing and feeding of the pets, but OHS eventually asked for and received a court order to seize them.

Anyone wishing to see the animals and possibly adopt is invited to stop by OHS, located at 1067 Northeast Columbia Blvd. in Portland. Adoption opens up 10 a.m. on Friday.

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