Katu.com, December 16, 2011
ALOHA, Ore. – Almost 100 dogs from kennels in California flew to Oregon recently in hopes of getting a second – or third – chance on life.
The oldest dog to recently arrive in Aloha is a 10-year-old terrier. The youngest are just puppies. Most all of them were scheduled to be put down at California facilities and they all need to find new homes soon.
Cathy Nechak, co-founder of the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA), said one set of pups, just two weeks old, were found in a garbage bag in a dumpster. Another has a broken leg, a virtual death sentence in California, Nechak said.
Nechak claims California shelters euthanize 80 percent of the dogs that come in, or over 1,000 dogs every week.
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