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Qyntel Woods Pleads Guilty to Animal Abuse Charges

January 21, 2005

This morning, Qyntel Woods pled guilty to one count of animal abuse in the first degree related to his dog Hollywood. Investigators from OHS, in partnership with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant on October 11, 2004, based on allegations of dog fighting.

Animal Abuse in the First Degree (ORS 167.320) is a Class A misdemeanor. Judge Selander, a Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge, sentenced Woods to 12 months of probation and 80 hours of community service. Woods agreed to relinquish ownership of all his animals and will not be allowed to own any pets during his probation. In addition to his sentence, Woods pledged to make a $10,000 donation to the Oregon Humane Society. "Because this was such a high profile case, we believe the public now understands how diligently we will pursue and enforce animal welfare laws," states Lt. Randall Covey, Oregon Humane Society's Lead Animal Cruelty Investigator.

"The judge's ruling in this case underscores the serious nature of animal abuse and sends a message to the community that animal abuse will not be tolerated", Lt. Covey added. The Oregon Humane Society fully supports the outcome in this case, and now can move forward with placing the dogs in its custody into lifelong homes.

The Oregon Humane Society’s plan for the adoption of the Pit Bulls Hollywood and Sugar: At this time, the Oregon Humane Society is exploring potential homes for these dogs with families experienced with the Pit Bull breed. If these leads do not pan out into viable homes for these dogs, the Oregon Humane Society will look to the dog-loving public for prospective homes. At that time, those interested in adopting Hollywood and Sugar would complete an application, supplemental questionnaire, and screening interview.

The Oregon Humane Society will advise the public as soon as, and if, these dogs do become available for adoption. Information will be sent out via the media as well as posted on the Oregon Humane Society web site

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Hollywood
 
Sugar with Lt. Covey

 

UPDATE: Sugar has been placed with a wonderful family and is enjoy a terrific life and has a labrador canine buddy to play with.


 
   
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