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Portland authorities need help finding who abandoned Malamutes

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The Multnomah County Animal Services in Portland are asking for the public's help for information about eight stray Malamute mix breed dogs discovered running loose in the Forest Park and Northwest Cornell Road for months reported MultCoPets.org.

For months, the dogs have been roaming the area, and unfortunately all have not been safely captured. On March 21, two of the dogs were captured; one was adopted and another was sent to a nearby rescue for placement. On March 25, a farmer shot and killed two of the dogs as they tried to attack his goats. Two other strays have since been picked up.

Animal Services director Mike Oswald stated:

"Malamutes are a somewhat unusual breed and it's really odd to have so many unclaimed dogs from the same area. We've got a genuine Malamute mystery on our hands and hope somebody in the public might have some information to help us solve it."

Most of the dogs rescued were emaciated. At this time, the latest dog to be captured is currently being neutered. An update on the organization's Facebook states the dog has yet to be assessed before being eligible to be adopted:

"We still need to do a behavior assessment to determine what his needs are so that we can let adopters know. He may require extensive socialization and patience as he adapts. But we'll let everyone know as soon as we know more."

If anyone has any information about these dogs, please contact Michelle Luckey at (503)-988-6238.

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