120 animals seized from Portland rescue, boarding facility
The Multnomah County District Attorney's office is investigating "numerous" complaints of animal abuse and neglect at a Northeast Portland pet rescue and boarding facility.
Approximately 130 animals were seized from Woofin Palooza, 2310 N.E. 82nd Ave., after Portland Police Bureau officers served a search warrant at the facility around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Multnomah County Animal Services says the animals have been placed in protective custody, as they're considered evidence in the case.
"We're going to be running tests on the animals and providing treatment on them as needed," said shelter spokesman Jay Levitre. "If you have an animal that was boarded or otherwise claimed, we're encouraging those folks to get in touch with us."
After the county animal shelter received the complaints and allegations, officials visited the site to assess the animals' living conditions. Based on that initial investigation, a search warrant was granted and officers seized 65 cats and 52 dogs from the squat nondescript building, which has an open-air cement yard for the animals.
The Oregon Humane Society's forensic veterinary team triaged and treated pets onsite. Representatives for the business — sometimes called Woofin Palooza & Meowers Too — did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The registered agent for the business is Torrence Lynn, per state records. Tori Lynn Head is listed as an organizer of the business.
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