OHS seeking information in case of abandoned dog in Clackamas County
The Oregon Humane Society is seeking the public’s assistance in the case of an abandoned dog in Clackamas County. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.
The 2-3-year-old male Pomeranian was found inside a filthy crate beside a logging road in the area of South Hillockburn and Resort Road near Goat Mountain in Estacada on June 24. He was emaciated, with soiled, matted fur and missing hair on more than half of his body.
The dog, named Treasure by OHS staff, was initially found by Good Samaritans and taken to DoveLewis where he was stabilized. He was eventually transferred to OHS for continued medical care and investigation into possible abandonment and neglect.
“Our hope is that our pet-loving community will help us find the owner of the dog, or whoever is responsible,” says Leon Colas, OHS Vice President of Humane Investigations and Law Enforcement. “Anyone who would do this to an animal needs to be held accountable.”
Treasure continues to receive care at the OHS Medical Center and is not available for adoption.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call (503) 802-6707 or submit information online.
In Oregon, second degree animal neglect and abandonment are punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and six months in jail.
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