17 animals left outside Josephine County Animal Shelter

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Earlier this week, Josephine County Animal Shelter posted about 17 animals being left outside of its building on Tuesday night.

The shelter says there was a total of 14 cats, one dog, and two ferrets all in one crate together.

Employees at the shelter are reminding people that leaving animals at or near a shelter is illegal.

If you recognize the animals in the photo, the shelter asks that you contact them.


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