UPDATE -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4:31 p.m.


UPDATE (Thursday, May 19, 2016) -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME

Cliff meets his new family at Clackamas Dog ServicesToday (Thursday, May 19, 2016), the dog rescued from a cliff on May 8 by our Marine Unit found a new home.

The dog -- appropriately named "Cliff" by employees at Clackamas County Dog Services -- was picked up by his new owners today.

After searching for any current owner for Cliff, Clackamas County Dog Services put him up for adoption. He quickly found a new home thanks to Mikayla and Reggie, who kindly let us film the pickup and interview them on Facebook Live here (apologies for the sound issue, but video is usable).

A few seconds of additional B-roll of Cliff during the pickup can be found here.
Photos of Cliff and his new owners are linked above. We're delighted this story has a happy ending.


EARLIER (May 8, 2016) -- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner


Dog rescued from cliff

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At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a dog in distress and stuck on a cliff on the Clackamas River, about one mile downriver from Barton Park.

A passing rafter on the river located the dog and called 911 -- stating the dog was about 30 feet down on a 100-foot-tall cliff.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol launched their boat at Carver Park and drove upriver, where they located the dog.

The dog had somehow managed to get stuck on the steep cliff, and was unable to climb back up or climb down.

Sheriff's Office deputies had to climb the very steep and slippery embankment to rescue the dog. The Sheriff's Office was then able bring the dog safely down to the river's edge, where they were able to load it onto the boat and bring it safely to the boat launch.

The Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the owner of the dog -- without success -- by checking with numerous residents along SE. Hwy 224 between the town of Carver and Barton Park.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to find the dog's rightful owner.

The dog is described as an older male, large build, possibly a Rottweiler and Blue Heeler mix with no collar. Photos of the dog are attached.

The dog was transported to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Dog Services are seeking the public's help. If you know the dog or know the owners please have them contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at 503-785-5000.

Please refer to CCSO Case # 16-12413.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office