Rogue River, OR — Yesterday, at about 2:00 p.m., deputies located the dangerous pit bull that was stolen from Animal Protection & Regulation on March 4th.
The pit bull was found inside a black Dodge Dakota parked at 7223 Pleasant Creek Rd. in Rogue River, OR.
At approximately Noon that same day, the Dodge had eluded deputies after reportedly ramming a gold Ford Taurus twice near 2520 Foothill Boulevard.
Deputies recognized the license plate of the Dodge Dakota as having been associated with the March 4th pit bull case and went to the Pleasant Creek address to follow up.
They found the vehicle there locked with the pit bull inside. The vehicle hood was still warm, but the driver was absent. Deputies had the vehicle towed, and Animal Protection & Regulation then seized the dog to avoid any further injury.
On February 22, 2011, the pit bull attacked an individual, breaking his arm and causing him to need surgery. Due to the extent of the injury the pit bull caused, it was originally scheduled to be put down on March 5th, the day after the break-in.
The pit bull was euthanized yesterday after it was seized.
If anyone has information relating to this incident, please call (541) 474-5123 and hit “5” for the Records Division.