Category: Oregon

Kitten recovering after being encased in spray foam, left in garbage can

HILLSBORO, Ore. — An 8-week-old kitten is recovering after he was found trapped in a garbage can, encased in spray foam.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the discovery was made on May 3.

A garbage collector was using the hydraulic arm on the truck to empty out the garbage can and noticed something was stuck, so he went to look and saw the kitten hanging upside down.

“Upon further inspection, he noticed a small cat, encased in spray foam, hanging upside down from its back legs,” according to sheriff’s office news release. “The driver knew the cat was still alive because he could hear it whining.”

He then brought the garbage can back to the disposal facility where staff were able to free the kitten.

The kitten is now in the care of a veterinarian at Washington County Animal Services’ Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter and is expected to make a full recovery.

Deputies are now investigating this act of animal cruelty.

K-9’s face covered with 200 quills after encountering porcupine during search

COOS BAY, Ore. – An Oregon sheriff’s K-9 is recovering after an encounter with a porcupine during a suspect search left him with more than 200 quills covering his face, authorities said Monday.

K-9 Odin was tracking a 29-year-old man being sought on felony warrants around 6 p.m. Saturday in the Barview area when he crossed paths with a porcupine, according to a news release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.

Odin was struck with more than 200 quills, some of which went inside the canine’s mouth, authorities said. Two were discovered near his left eye.

The search for the wanted man was suspended so Odin could be rushed to a veterinarian at Hansen-Meekins Animal Hospital for treatment. He was sedated for more than two hours while the quills were removed.

By Easter Sunday, he was “feeling much better,” though he was swollen and very sore, according to a post on a Facebook page devoted to Odin and another Coos County sheriff’s K-9 named Raven.

Odin has since gone home to continue his recovery.

The Sheriff’s Office, meanwhile, is still searching for Devin J. Wilson of Coos Bay and has asked for the public’s help in finding him.

Wilson “has committed new crimes and still has outstanding warrants,” the release stated. Sheriff’s officials did not release any additional details about the nature of the crimes or warrants.

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Man in high heels caught on camera breaking into home, wearing victim’s clothes and jewelry

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 22-year-old man is behind bars after he was caught on camera breaking into a woman’s home recently.

Court records show Kye Phillips used the victim’s shower, tried on her clothes and jewelry and was also seen walking around in a pair of high heels, according to KPTV

“He was going through all my personal things. My underwear, my bras, he was going through all my clothes. He ate my ice cream and some food. Drank root beer from the fridge, just made himself at home,” said Shauna told WPTV.

She said she was alerted to the intruder thanks to her dog, who kept barking and set off the “Furbo” dog camera app on her phone.

That’s when she saw a live video feed from her dog camera showing a man stepping out of her bathroom.

“All of a sudden I see this guy coming out in a towel from my bathroom. I was like what are you doing in my house? Why are you wearing my clothes?” Shauna said.

KPTV reports Shauna immediately called police and raced home. Together, they confronted the man.

“His face was just like shock, like ‘oh my god, I can’t believe I was caught.’ He was wearing my black bra, a black bathing suit bottom that I have and a white coverup,” Shauna said during her interview.

The suspect is now facing charges of burglary and theft.