News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: March 5, 2015, 2:21 p.m.
In response to multiple requests for statements, and in the interest of transparency, here is a PDF of the incident report on the Feb. 19, 2015 euthanasia of a pony in Clackamas County:
We have redacted only the name of the reporting party and address/contact info for all involved citizen parties.
I grew up with horses and livestock in Clackamas County, and understand their profound value. We offer our sincere condolences to the Fitzgerald family. As detailed in the report, a judgment call was made in the field to humanely euthanize the animal; ultimately, other actions could and should have been taken. We made a mistake. We have approached the family about exploring ways to make this as right as we can. And we are examining our own procedures when dealing with this sort of situation in the future.
Clackamas County Sheriff
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office