Friday, January 14, 2011

OHS seeks dog abandoner

By Drew Dakessian, The Oregonian

The Oregon Humane Society is asking for the public's help in finding the owner of a neglected dog who was abandoned this morning at the OHS shelter on NE Columbia Blvd. The dog, a tan female American Pit Bull, has numerous scars, a broken tooth, and is extremely thin.

A man was caught on videotape at 9:05 a.m. this morning tying the dog to a side entrance of the OHS shelter. OHS does not know if the man seen on the videotape is the dog's owner.

"This dog is in poor condition and we are asking the public for help in locating the owner and helping us learn more about its history and immediate medical needs," said Linda Fielder, OHS Investigations Manager.

"People should never abandon an animal like this," she added. "It's not only a crime in Oregon but it puts the health and safety of the animal at risk."

OHS accepts thousands of pets each year from the public and offers resources for people who cannot afford to care for their pet.

"If you can't care for your pet any longer, the last thing you should do is abandon it," said Fielder. "Please call OHS or your local shelter first."

The dog abandoned this morning has numerous scars on its face and legs, a broken tooth, and is underweight. She is very friendly toward people and is eating well.

She is not available for adoption, at this time as her owner is still being sought. To view dogs that are adoptable, click here.

If you have information about the dog or its owner, please call OHS Investigations Dept. at 503-285-7722, ext. 214.

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