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Malheur shelter seeks volunteers, donations to deal with 43 rescued dogs

The Enterprise

The kennels at Ani-Care Animal Shelter were already full when Amanda Grosdidier took a call last week with a startling request.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Weiser asked if the shelter on Oregon Highway 201 south of Ontario could take 37 dogs, mostly Yorkies.

Amanda Grosdidier, one of the partners in the shelter, didn’t hesitate. She said yes.

Now, the shelter is overrun with dogs. The kennel was already full when the Idaho rescue came along on Friday.

Grosdidier and her helpers improvised, turning a vacant building intended for training into an instant indoor shelter. They put up fencing donated earlier and added an old couch.

Now, Ani-Care is struggling to care for the 64 dogs already at the shelter along with the new arrivals. The shelter put out an urgent plea Saturday . . .