The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has concluded the dog “Chance” was injured as the result of it jumping out a vehicle window while the vehicle was moving, not dragged behind.
No criminal citations have been issued, according to a news release.
The dog was found injured Monday on Smith Rock Road in Terrebonne. A deputy told The Bulletin on Wednesday the Sheriff’s Office had a report the dog was dragged behind a vehicle. That report turned out to be incorrect.
The dog was not with its actual owner and had apparently jumped out the passenger window. The driver did not know the dog had jumped, the news release said.
The investigation will be submitted to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for review.
The Sheriff’s Office says the dog is doing well in the care of BrightSide Shelter in Redmond. The dog required hours of surgeries and will require more. More than $5,000 in donations has been received for his care from as far away as Australia.