Police: Woman killed Chihuahua in oven

An Oregon woman was arrested after she allegedly killed a Chihuahua by cooking the dog in an oven because she believed her ex-boyfriend was inside the pet, police said.  

Noelle Georgia Moor, 28, was charged with first-degree animal abuse in the 7-year-old dog’s death. A person close to Moor called police Tuesday after the dog was placed in the oven.

"The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air," a probable cause affidavit read.  Police found the body of the dog in the oven.  It was transported to the local animal control for investigation.

Moor told police she had placed the dog in the oven because she believed her ex-boyfriend’s spirit was in the animal, records showed.

Moor reportedly suffers from mental health issues. 

A woman who identified herself as Moore's sister said in an internet post that the suspect suffers from schizophrenia and "didn't know what she was doing."  Heather Vilet Lessard added, "When she comes to and realizes what she did she is going to be heart broken. Her dog was her best friend."

Moor was arrested while she was at Columbia Memorial Hospital on Tuesday and booked in the Clatsop County Jail on one count of first-degree animal abuse.

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