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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Some Pit Bulls, Rescued From Oneida Homicide Scene, Soon To Be Adopted

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM

  • Idaho Humane Society

The Idaho Humane Society said Thursday afternoon that it's prepared to begin offering adoptions of some of the animals rescued from the scene of an Oneida County triple homicide.

When law enforcement arrived on the scene of the crime April 5—where two men and one woman were found dead—they also discovered two children and more than 60 pit bulls living in deplorable conditions.

Bad Rap, a California-based non-profit which advocates for the safety and adoption of pit bulls, traveled to Idaho to help evaluate the dogs, examining the animals over the past three days.

"Based on ... behavioral evaluations and continued medical monitoring, the Idaho Humane Society anticipates having the first group of approximately one dozen Oneida pit bulls ready to meet adoptive families in the next two weeks," read an IHS statement. "These dogs are happy and friendly, but having experienced very little of life, will require especially dedicated owners."

Adoption information is available at the IHS website.

The IHS said the rest of the dogs "are continuing to be evaluated and many continue to be treated medically. The IHS also determined that approximately 10 to 12 of the dogs "are not temperamentally suitable for adoption placement. The shelter staff doesn't take lightly the euthanasia of any animals and the choice to euthanize any of the dogs will be made individually, done in a humane manner, knowing that our staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to give these dogs the compassionate and loving care they have never before known in their lives."

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