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Shelter searching for owner of dog thrown from vehicle

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KOIN News reported yesterday that an animal shelter in Gresham, Oregon, is caring for a dog who was reportedly thrown out of a vehicle on Monday. Multnomah County Animal Services is caring for the dog, but they need help finding the animal's owner.

The dog, who appears to be a brown and black shepherd mix, was allegedly thrown from a car in a Safeway parking lot near Cherry Park Road in Gresham around 1 p.m. on Sept. 1. According to KATU News' Facebook page, a woman brought the dog to a Portland animal hospital after someone witnessed the dog being thrown from the vehicle.

The shelter is asking for assistance to find the owner or any witnesses to the incident. If you have any information about this dog, please call 503 988 7387.

The Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations, and animal rescue in Multnomah County. It also offers dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through their shelter in Troutdale, Oregon.

Abandoning an animal is a Class B misdemeanor in Oregon. According to Oregon State Law 167.340 animal abandonment, a person has committed animal abandonment if he or she intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence leaves a domestic animal or an equine at a location without providing minimum care. Abandoning the animal at or near an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other place of shelter is not a defensible reason if the defendant did not make reasonable arrangements for the care of the animal.

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