Animal Crimes

Oregon Woman Allegedly Cooked Her Chihuahua In Oven Because She Thought It Was Possessed

Sister says Noel Moor will be heartbroken when she realizes what she did to "her best friend."

A woman from Astoria, Oregon allegedly killed her dog because she thought it was possessed by her ex-boyfriend. 

According to a probable cause document, 28-year-old Noel Moor allegedly put her 7-year-old chihuahua in an oven last week. The dog was alive when it went into the oven.

The officer who wrote the report stated that "I was allowed entry to the trailer by the resident and the dog was found deceased on the burner of the oven. [...] The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air."

That officer also stated that Moor "had disclosed that she had placed the dog in the oven because she thought an ex-boyfriend was inside the dog."

The report said that Moor had several recent interactions with mental health professionals.

Moor was arrested and been charged with first-degree animal abuse in the dog’s death. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer at this time.

A woman claiming to be her sister, Heather Lessard, told Oxygen.com that her sister suffers from schizophrenia.

"She had been asking professionals for help," she said. "She turned herself into the institution and they threw her out onto the street when she was in the middle of an episode and needed help."

Lessard said her sister was not in her right mind.

"When she comes to and realizes what she did she is going to be heartbroken," she said. "Her dog was her best friend and I am disgusted by what she did, but she believed her abusive ex-boyfriend had possessed him and she was terrified."

[Photo: Clatsop County Jail]

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