Officers Say House Was Filled With Feces, Urine
NEWBERG, Ore. -- Yamhill county deputies went to George Andrews' home Tuesday night, to arrest him on outstanding warrants. That's when they found nearly 50 diseased cats and two dogs trapped in deplorable conditions, deputies said.
Out of more than 50 animals on the property, 27 cats and two dogs were rounded up and brought to Yamhill County Dog Control.
Animal control officers said considering the conditions the animals were living in, they can't believe they survived this long.
The two dogs and more than two dozen cats at the Yamhill Dog Control were just half of what deputies said they found inside Andrews' house.Whiting spent the day rounding up as many cats from the home as she could.
Several of the cats got scared and escaped, but under couches and piles of trash, she rescued 27 of them, including a litter of newborn kittens.
"I would think that they would notice, but I go for a walk by here every day and I've never seen any animals like that," Tom Bailey said.
People who have lived around the area for years, even close neighbors, were shocked that they never knew so many animals were in the home. They said if they'd known about the filthy conditions, they would've called for help.
Experts said the cats have respiratory diseases and ringworm, but there is a good chance they'll recover.
Whiting said she thinks they are definitely survivors.
"Fortunately, we didn't find any dead animals in there, which is better than I can say for some of the (calls) we've been on," Whiting said.
Investigators said Andrews will probably face charges related to animal abuse.
Tags: NEWBERG, Ore, Yamhill county, animals, cats, dogs, filth
Location: Newberg, Oregon, United States (load item map)
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