PORTLAND -- More than 100 neglected dogs and cats were seized during a huge animal rescue effort early Monday morning, according to the Oregon Humane Society.
Authorities have not yet said exactly where the animals came from, only that they were found in a warehouse. They said there were at least 137 dogs and two cats, and the owners may face charges.
Veterinarians were examining the animals Monday. They said some appeared to be severely malnourished.
"They're going to need more examinations on the medical side and we need to assess them behaviorally," one official told KGW. "We'll take it slowly but surely. We'll make sure they get the best care they can possibly get."
They were all taken to the shelter for care and may be up for adoption at a later date.
Police were involved and said more details would be released soon.