On Tuesday, Multnomah County Animal Services issued a press release asking for the public's help in solving a Malamute mystery in the area of Forest Park and Northwest Cornell Road, in Portland, Ore.
Since March 21, eight dogs, described as "Malamute type," have been discovered in the area. The first dogs which appeared were captured - one was sent to a rescue partner and the other was adopted out.
The subsequent dogs who were found were not as fortunate.
On March 25, four of the dogs killed a resident's goat - two of those dogs were shot and killed and the other two ran away. In the following weeks, Animal Services took possession of two more Malamute-type dogs.
Animal Services director Mike Oswald spoke about the perplexing situation:
"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."
The dogs who have been observed, and picked up, are described as thin, or emaciated. Anyone who sees one of these dogs is asked to call: Animal Services field supervisor Michelle Luckey at (503) 988-6238.
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