Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OHS volunteers help out in Missouri



by Jacques Von Lunen, Special to The Oregonian

Thursday September 03, 2009, 6:31 PM

Teams from the Oregon Humane Society will travel to Missouri next week to help out with hundreds of abused dogs seized there.

Over 400 dogs used by a dog-fighting ring were seized in a multi-state raid by federal and state officers in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi, said OHS spokesman David Lytle . This reportedly was the largest dog-fighting raid in U.S. history.

Starting Sept. 8, a total of eight OHS volunteers who are experienced in working with abused dogs will assist the Humane Society of Missouri.

OHS has no plans for re-homing the dogs in Oregon.

Donations to offset the cost of caring for the dogs can be sent to the Humane Society of Missouri.

-- Jacques Von Lunen; pets@jvonlunen.com