$1,000 Reward For Information Regarding Chihuahua That Was Drowned In Carrier In The Clackamas River In Oregon

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals has joined forces with the Oregon Humane Society and the Humane Society of the United States to offer a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons  responsible for the death of a Chihuahua who apparently drowned in the Clackamas River in a locked pet carrier.

According to reports, the dog, a brown and black young female, was wearing a collar, was unspayed and seemed to have been well groomed and in good health. The dog had brown fur with black markings and a black muzzle. She wore a collar with no tag and had no microchip.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Officers discovered her body at 11:00 am on Monday, December 18, 2017. Authorities believe the pet carrier in which the dog was locked was placed in the water near Springwater Road’s Carver Bridge, either from the bridge itself or a nearby boat ramp.

Under Oregon law, placing a live animal in a river with the intention of causing the animal’s death is a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $125,000.

“Anyone who would choose to treat a defenseless dog with such cruelty is a threat not only to other animals but to the entire community,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “We urge anyone who has information about this case to come forward and help the deceased dog get the justice she deserves.”

Psychiatric and criminological research has established a clear link between cruelty to animals and a host of other violent behaviors toward humans.

If you have information related to this incident, please contact the Oregon Humane Society’s Investigations Department at 503.285.7722, extension 214 or online at www.oregonhumane.org/report-cruelty/suspected-animal-cruelty.

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