Adams/Beutler animal abuse case update: What happened to the dogs?
Last week, My Edmonds News reported on the pre-trial hearing of Rose Adams and George Beutler, the couple facing multiple charges of animal abuse. Since then, additional information has emerged on the fate of the 14 dogs seized by police in the May 14 raid on their home.
Immediately subsequent to the raid, 12 dogs were transferred to the Adix animal shelter for evaluation and to be held pending the court’s decision on their disposition. Two required immediate veterinary care and were transferred to a local veterinary facility where they were treated. Once these two had recovered sufficiently, they were sent to join the other seized animals at Adix’s.
According to Edmonds Animal Control officer Debbie Dawson, to date six of these dogs have been transferred to PAWS for adoption. Eight still remain at the Adix facility.
Of the dogs remaining at Adix, five are still legally licensed to Adams. But since she is under court order to not possess any animals as a condition of her release pending trial, these dogs will remain at Adix until this is resolved. Depending on the outcome of the trial, she may be able to reclaim them. The remaining three are pit bulls, and have been determined to not be good candidates for adoption at this time.
Adams and Beutler are scheduled for trial on Dec. 20 on multiple charges of animal abuse.
– Story and photo by Larry Vogel