Target: Marion County District Attorney, Walter M. Beglau
Goal: Ensure harsh punishment for the president of an animal rescue accused of severe neglect.
An animal rescue in Brooks, Oregon has been accused of over 100 counts of severe neglect. Reports from former employees at the Willamette Valley Animal Rescue prompted investigations at the rescue’s warehouse where many dogs and cats were found in extreme conditions. Ask Marion County District Attorney Walter M. Beglau to pursue the maximum sentence for the president of the animal rescue, if found guilty.
The cats and dogs at the warehouse were placed in small, inadequate crates. Some of the crates even had multiple animals, providing little to no room to move around. One dog even lacked enough space to sit, stand, or lie down. Almost all of the animals were severely malnourished. They had absolutely no food and extremely dirty water. Crates were stacked against the wall, seemingly unattended to for unknown periods of time. A veterinarian is examining the animals and unfortunately, some will have to be euthanized.
The president of the Animal Rescue, Alicia Marie Inglish, has been arrested and faces over 100 counts of neglect. She has reportedly been shut down multiple times and continues to reopen supposed animal rescues.
The alleged conditions at the Willamette Valley Animal Rescue warehouse are disgusting and unacceptable. Please sign this petition to ask District Attorney Walter Beglau to prosecute Inglish to the fullest extent, if found guilty.
Dear District Attorney Beglau,
The alleged conditions dogs and cats were forced to endure for unknown periods of time at the Willamette Valley Animal Rescue are unacceptable. These conditions do not comply with the standards set forth for an animal rescue.
The conditions discovered at the warehouse were appalling at best and suggest the animals had been neglected for a long time. It appears the animal rescue did little to attempt to take care of the animals. It’s hard to argue the rescue did not know what they were doing when they placed several animals in one crate and stacked them on top of one another.
Not all of the dogs and cats found will safely make it out of the warehouse. Some will have to be euthanized, while others will begin the slow road to recovery. As ironic as it is for an animal rescue to be accused of severe neglect, this is not a rare occurrence. Something must be done to ensure these cases do not slip through the cracks and future animal rescues understand the severity of similar crimes.
If found guilty, please prosecute Alicia Inglish to the fullest extent and ensure the Willamette Valley Animal Rescue does not remain in service.
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