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Hillsboro dog breeder turns animals over to Oregon Humane Society

Twenty-three Italian greyhounds and four personal pets will readied for adoption.

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Shown here are two of the 23 Italian greyhounds turned over Tuesday to the care of the Oregon Humane Society by a breeder from Hillsboro.A dog breeder from Hillsboro who is no longer able to provide proper care for her animals turned over 23 Italian greyhounds, including seven puppies, to the Oregon Humane Society today.

The greyhounds, in addition to four of the owner’s personal pets, were being raised in a single family home in Hillsboro.

The breeder voluntarily relinquished the dogs to OHS so they can receive any needed medical care and be offered for adoption. The breeder, who is a senior citizen, wishes to remain anonymous.

“Raising this many animals takes a huge amount of time and resources,” said OHS executive director Sharon Harmon. “The owner’s decision to turn over the animals to OHS means they will get the best of care and eventually be adopted by loving families.”

The animals appear to be in reasonably good health and well-socialized, Harmon added. No citations have been issued against the owner.

The dogs were scheduled to be evaluated by OHS medical staff Tuesday afternoon.

The schedule for making the dogs available for adoption will depend on the results of that evaluation. The seven puppies will be going to the homes of OHS foster care volunteers, where they will be cared for until they are old enough to be offered for adoption in approximately three weeks.