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Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports

A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had generated several calls. Deputies were unable to locate the animal on Monday, but they did attempt to catch the animal and evaluate it last week without success. The last time a deputy saw the dog, it reportedly appeared to be in "OK" condition and "fending for itself."

"The dog spends most of its time on reservation lands where we have no jurisdiction," Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. "It basically hangs out on the dividing line."

He said officials will monitor the situation.

A letter to the editor published on page 4 of Friday's Ranger states that someone had picked up the dog.

"At the present time we do not have facilities to hold at-large animals," Lee said. "However if the dog is in need of medical attention, we will do what we can to capture it and get it to a vet clinic."

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