UPDATE 7/20: Thanks to the spread of this story on social media, OHS Investigations has received a number of good tips and is following up on all. This is an open criminal investigation, so please understand that OHS may not be able to share more details with the public while the case is ongoing. OHS Investigators and local police are working on all leads. When possible, OHS will update this story with new information.
Thank you to everyone who has helped share this story and those who have reported information about the suspects. If you have additional or new information about the suspects or this case, please report directly to Investigations online here or call (503) 285-7722, ext. 214.
Public Tips Sought in Dog Abuse Incident
July 19, 2017
OHS is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man apparently abusing his dog on a busy public street in Southeast Portland. The man was caught on camera lifting a small dog off the ground and allegedly choking it. The man was reported to say, “F—-g liberals, this is how you’re supposed to treat your dog.” OHS is investigating the incident as a possible case of animal abuse.
The incident occurred near a food cart on SE 27th Avenue and SE Belmont St. at about 9 pm on Saturday, July 15. The man involved in the incident is about 6 feet tall and was seen wearing a gray conductor cap, black shirt, tan pants, and black Vans shoes. He was seen with a female companion.
A witness reported that both the man and the woman yanked the dog up by the leash and that at one point the dog was knocked off balance and fell into the street.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact OHS Investigations Department at (503) 285-7722, ext. 214 or file a report online here »
OHS Humane Special Agents are commissioned by the Oregon State Police to enforce animal cruelty laws throughout Oregon.