People looking for a purebred dog in the Madras, Oregon area may have stumbled on a website which stated, “We have many RARE Colors of Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherds!”
On the About Us page for WOW (Waggin’ on Wiggle) Butt Aussies, they claim to be a “family-owned business” that has “implemented a franchise program to be able to bring our whelps to more people worldwide,” along with two breeders-owners located in Michigan and Texas.
A raid on the dog breeding operation resulted in authorities seizing 57 dogs that were in “unsatisfactory living conditions.”
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office posted a Facebook update, sharing that 49-year-old Cora Gooding was arrested and issued a criminal citation for animal neglect in the second degree and for standards of care applicable to dog breeders.
A local veterinarian examined each dog, and the local humane society transported the animals to their facilities until the outcome of the criminal case.
When people seek the services of a breeder, they expect to receive a dog who is healthy and living in clean, humane conditions. Thanks to the authorities, these pups are getting the care they deserve.