WARRENTON, Ore. — A Warrenton woman told police she put her pet Chihuahua in the oven and turned it on because she believed her ex-boyfriend was inside the dog.
The suspect, 28-year-old Noelle Moor of Warrenton, Oregon, was arraigned Wednesday on one count of first-degree aggravated animal abuse. She will be back in court March 28.
When police arrived at Moor's residence in the 110 block of NW 4th Street in Warrenton, on March 19, they found the dog, a 7-year-old male Chihuahua, on the burner of the oven. The dog was dead.
The oven was off when officers arrived. An officer said the residence still smelled of burnt hair and flesh.
The dog was taken to Clatsop County Animal Control for investigation.