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.
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.
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.
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