Two more women have been arrested in one of Oregon's largest animal neglect cases.
According to Wednesday's Statesman Journal, authorities have arrested Amanda Noelle Oakley, 19, and Merissa Marie Noonan, 21, for their part in a massive animal neglect situation which was discovered at the Willamette Animal Rescue in Brooks, Ore.
Marion County Sheriff's officials had previously arrested the rescue organization's president, 24-year-old Alicia Marie Inglish.
The so-called "no-kill" rescue organization was housing more than 150 dogs and cats at the time of the seizure. Most of the animals discovered at the facility were suffering from malnutrition and were found to be living in crowded, filthy conditions.
The animals at the facility had been "saved" from euthanasia at high kill animal control facilities, but apparently wound up being caged and neglected under the care of those running the rescue organization.
The animals rescued from their nightmarish existence were taken to the Oregon Humane Society, Marion County Dog Control and the Willamette Humane Society.
The three women arrested are each being held on $75,000 bail.
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