Oregon Humane Society (OHS) Investigations Result in Convictions Of Beaverton Dog Kennel Employee, Portland Puppy OwnerComments Off
Following investigations by the Oregon Humane Society, an employee of a Beaverton boarding kennel and a Portland man raising Yorkshire puppies have been found guilty of animal neglect.
In the Beaverton case, OHS charged that a cat who was boarded at the Beaverton Hilltop Kennels and Stables had died because of the neglect of employee Marlene Suyapa Antunez-Sandoval. The kennel, located at 20490 SW Farmington Road, was caring for two cats owned by a family moving to Oregon from Virginia. One cat, named Bentley, died while staying at the kennel; the second cat had to be euthanized a short time later. A necropsy at OHS of the deceased cat determined that he had no food or water in his intestines and died because of a lack of minimum care.
Antunez-Sandoval, 40, was sentenced to five years of probation and is barred from owning any animals for five years. She also received a $200 fine, was ordered to pay $1,196 in restitution and court fees, and must perform 100 hours of community service. Washington County authorities are investigating the possibility of getting the Hilltop Kennels’ license revoked.
In an unrelated case, a NE Portland man pled guilty to neglecting nine Yorkshire dogs found to be living in a tiny room filled with their own waste. The owner of the dog, Myong Sik “Mike” Paek of 222 NE 125th Ave., was cited for first and second-degree animal neglect by OHS. The puppies suffered from urine scalding and hair matted with feces. The owner relinquished the dogs to OHS, where they received medical care and were eventually adopted.
Paek, 39, pled guilty to animal neglect charges and was sentenced to 64 hours of community service, barred from possessing any animals for five years, and must consent to OHS searching his premises to ensure that no animals are present.
Pet Press news item courtesy the Oregon Humane Society (OHS)