An Oregon woman is behind bars after police say she cooked her pet chihuahua in an oven last Monday while inside her Warrenton apartment.
People reports that 28-year-old Noelle Georgia Moor is facing first-degree animal abuse charges after she reportedly put her 7-year-old dog inside an oven and turned it on. Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis said that the dog was discovered after police had been to the suspect’s house two times for a dispute issue on March 19.
When officers arrived the second time to Moor’s apartment, they indicated that “something was very wrong,” according to Marquis. Noting a putrid smell in the air, officers checked Moor’s oven and found the chihuahua. The officer notated that they found the dog “deceased on the burner of the oven.”
“The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air,” the affidavit read, according to The Oregonian.
Moor was initially taken to the Columbia Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation, where she reportedly said she cooked her pet because she thought her ex-boyfriend was inside the dog. She was later taken into custody and booked into the Clatsop County Jail.
According to The Daily Astorian, the suspect had several interactions with Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare over the past month due to alleged disturbing behavior. She suffers from schizophrenia, according to a woman claiming to be the suspect’s sister.
Meanwhile, Moor faces arraignment on Tuesday morning. Marquis told People that “at this point, it’s likely going to be handled as a criminal case.”
[Feature Photo: Noelle Georgia Moor/Police Handout]