Marion County rescue raided, dogs seized

Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine, examines dog during rescue in Brooks.

Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine, examines dog during rescue in Brooks.

More than 140 dogs were rescued from an organization purported to be an animal rescue on Jan. 13, 2013.  Willamette Valley Animal Rescue President Alicia Marie Inglish was arrested and charged with more than 100 counts of animal neglect and tampering with evidence.  Two board members, Amanda Oakley and Merissa Noonan, were also arrested and booked on charges of animal neglect.  Most of the dogs seized, who had reportedly come from a high-kill shelter in Porterville, California, were in poor condition and malnourished.  The Oregon Humane Society and the Marion County Dog Shelter are currently caring for a majority of the animals.