Crews rescued 11 dogs from deplorable conditions at a home in Veneta, according to the Oregon Humane Society.
The 11 dogs were removed from the property on East Hunter Road on Tuesday and brought to the Oregon Humane Society Shelter in Portland for medical examinations.
They will remain in the care of OHS while the legal case proceeds. The breeds include Shih Tzu, French bulldog, Chinese crested, standard poodle, bull terrier and dachshund.
Investigators said there were no clean places in the home where the dogs were living, with animal feces several inches thick in some areas.
The smell of ammonia from animal urine was described as overpowering and could be smelled from 20 feet outside the house.
The owner of the dogs was cited for animal neglect and for violating standards of care that apply to breeders. Arraignment on those charges is scheduled for Dec. 12.
The owner was not identified by the Oregon Humane Society.
Under Oregon law, anyone with 10 or more sexually intact dogs must meet standards of care that include sanitary kennels, daily exercise, medical care, record keeping and more.
As the dogs are considered evidence in a criminal neglect case, they are not available for adoption at this time.
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