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Tiny dogs, big need

By Les Zaitz
The Enterprise
NYSSA – For now, the small portable kennel not much bigger than a tool box is home to a rescued Yorkie and her days-old litter of seven pups. Their kennel is tucked on an office shelf, the safest place for them.
Across the gravel driveway, a makeshift chain link kennel on a concrete floor is the new home for about a dozen other Yorkies and other breeds.
Few are brave enough to greet visitors. Some sleep away on an old couch.
Others lurk quietly in the dark behind the couch, unsettled by their new home.
In all, 43 dogs now calling Ani-Care Animal Shelter home were rescued last week from a Weiser house where police found unacceptable conditions. The shelter is on Oregon Highway 201 south of Ontario.
Washington County Sheriff Matt Thomas told the Malheur Enterprise Saturday that his deputies responded . . .