Othello Animal Shelter Overloaded after Huge Dog Seizure
OTHELLO, Wash.- An Othello animal shelter is hugely overcrowded after taking in more than 100 dogs from a seizure in Lind over the weekend.
The group's Vice President tells KNDU that about half the dogs are at that Othello shelter while the rest are being fostered at various homes throughout Adams County.
Sheriff's deputies swooped in on the Lind home of Sharon Provost over the weekend.
Taking more than 100 dogs and finding more dead carcasses. The dogs are rehabbing at those shelters right now.
Provost was apparently trying to breed the dogs for sale, but wasn't taking proper care of them leading to her arrest on animal abuse charges.
"She was definitely a breeder. I guess there were ads in the papers for them to come and look at her dogs, but she would take them to them, not allow them on her property," said Deena Vietzke with Adams County Pet Rescue.
Rescuers say the scene was so gruesome it's been stuck in their heads since Saturday.
The dogs cannot be adopted right now because they're considered as evidence in the case against provost.