Chihuahuas rescued in standoff up for adoption

Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services

Chihuahuas rescued in standoff up for adoption

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

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Posted on October 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 6:13 PM

PORTLAND – Six of the 29 Chihuahuas rescued from the home in a Southeast Portland standoff on Sept. 24 were up for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services Wednesday.

Photos: Rescued Chihuahuas up for adoption

The dogs were relinquished to the county after their owner, 48-year-old Gerald Mathews, was arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old who appeared to be stealing marijuana growing in his backyard.

Background: Pot grow, 29 dogs found at Portland standoff site

Police found the dogs living in filthy conditions and called Multnomah County Animal Control to recover them.

After the dogs were recovered, shelter staff worked on assessing their behavior and medical status. The first six dogs were available for adoption Wednesday at noon.

More: KGW Pets of the Day

Some of the dogs will be taken to other pet adoption services like Family Dogs New Life and the Oregon Humane Society.

More: Standoff suspect charged with att. murder

 

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