Damascus Police seek tips after injured dog, abandoned in field, dies from injuries

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9:04 a.m.


Please reference CCSO Case # 15-2547


At about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night (January 27, 2015), a resident in the 23000 block of SE Borges Rd. reported seeing an older U-Haul box truck, painted white, pull onto the caller's driveway, which is a long gravel road leading to the caller's residence.

The resident noticed two people take an object out of the back of the truck and leave it on their property. The truck then left the driveway and headed westbound on SE Borges Rd.  

The object -- a cardboard box -- was left in a field where it may not have been noticed if the homeowners hadn't seen the truck.

The resident walked out to the field to investigate -- and located an injured dog in the cardboard box, which was also filled with foam packing material. (A photo is attached.)

The dog was a male Rottweiler, and appeared to be 1 or 2 years old. The dog had a broken jaw and left front leg.

The homeowners called 911 to report the incident, and  deputies from Damascus Police responded.

Abandoned dog at VCA Animal Hospital in ClackamasThe animal was taken to the VCA Animal Hospital on SE 82nd Drive in Clackamas. The vet examined the dog and said its injuries were consistent with being hit by a car 3-5 days ago.

The dog had to be euthanized due to the extent of its injuries and delay of treatment.

Photos of the dog -- in the box in the field, and at the vet -- are attached.

Damascus Police would like to interview the people in the white U-Haul to learn more about what led to the Rottweiler's injuries and eventual death.


Anyone with information on the dog's injury and abandonment or the white U-Haul box truck is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference CCSO case # 15-2547.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office