REDMOND, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the owner of two dogs that allegedly attacked another dog at Cline Falls State Park, last month.
A Redmond woman reports her yellow lab was lying on the riverbank on June 22, when a man parked his car nearby. He opened the door and let out two brown dogs, possibly pit bulls, which immediately attacked her lab. He pulled his dogs off, put them back in the car and drove off without talking to the woman. Her lab died the following day.
The man - described as being in his early 30s - was driving an older red Jeep Cherokee with California plates. Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call the Sheriff's office.
JULY 14 UPDATE: The owner of a dog accused of fatally attacking a yellow lab at Cline Falls State Park has come forward.
Seth Collins contacted the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office late last week after seeing the story in the media. He told deputies he didn’t realize his Mastiff/Husky mix had inflicted deadly wounds to the other dog, June 22. He left the scene to avoid a confrontation with the other dog’s owner. Collins was issued a citation for Animal at Large and Animal Nuisance.