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Dave Olson, Published January 12 2011

Moorhead police seek owner of dogs

If you’re missing a pair of young German shepherds, the city of Moorhead would like to be of help returning them to the fold.

Here’s the situation, according to Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson:

Last Friday afternoon, an agitated man drove up to the F-M Animal Hospital in south Moorhead with a pair of young adult German shepherds that looked to be healthy and well cared for.

The man told a staff member the dogs belonged to a neighbor and he was tired of them jumping on his children. When the staff person attempted to find out more information, the man drove off, leaving the dogs behind.

Jacobson said police are interested in: (a) locating who may own the dogs and (b) determining whether the dogs were stolen and a crime was committed. Jacobson said it’s unclear what will happen to the dogs if an owner doesn’t claim them.

He said before the animals would be put down, staff at the animal hospital, which serves as the city pound in Moorhead, would first evaluate them to see if their health and temperament make them suitable for adoption.

Jacobson said anyone with information about who might own the dogs is asked to call dispatchers at (701) 451-7660 and ask for the on-duty Moorhead police supervisor.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555