VENETA, Ore. – The Oregon Humane Society this week rescued 11 dogs from deplorable conditions at a property in Veneta, west of Eugene in Lane County.

There were no clean areas inside the house where the dogs lived, according to OHS spokesman David Lytle. “Animal feces was several inches thick in some areas and that the smell of ammonia from animal urine was overpowering,” he said.

A Lane County sheriff’s deputy said he could smell ammonia 20 feet from the home.

Investigators cited one person for animal neglect.

The 11 dogs include a shih tzu, French bulldog, Chinese crested, standard poodle, bull terrier and dachshund. They were brought to an OHS shelter in Portland, where they will stay until the conclusion of the legal case. They are not available for adoption at this time.