Bulletin Staff Report

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a black, mixed-breed dog that is suspected of killing a dog and injuring another in different attacks at the same intersection west of Sisters.

Deputies responded to dog attacks on March 4 and on Tuesday near the intersection of Bluegrass Loop and Crater Way within the Crossroads Subdivision. Each attack involved the same description of an all-black dog causing the fights.

At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a family living near the intersection told deputies they were about to leave their house when their 12-year-old female Chihuahua/beagle, Lexi, escaped and ran off toward the intersection.

The family said they heard a dog fight and ran toward the sound. They described an all-black, medium-sized mixed-breed dog wearing a red/multicolored collar attacking Lexi.

The family scared off the black dog and retrieved Lexi, who suffered significant injuries in the attack. The family took Lexi to a Sisters area veterinary clinic, where she had to be euthanized because of her injuries.

On March 4, the sheriff’s office responded to a report of an all-black dog that attacked and injured another dog as it was being walked by its owner. The dog that was attacked had non-life threatening injuries.

A deputy responded to the area, but the black dog was never found.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about either of the attacks to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and speak with a deputy.