Rescuers need help to find lost dogs taken from Eastern Washington home

March 23, 2010

By Staff

A pair of dogs rescued from deplorable conditions from a Deer Park home escaped from foster care last week at a house between Issaquah and Preston. Now, rescuers need help to find the lost dogs.

The dogs, a shepherd mix and a golden retriever mix, disappeared March 18 from a foster home along Southeast Preston Way. The animals escaped as caregivers transported them to see a veterinarian.

Huckleberry is a 1-year-old male shepherd mix, with medium-length, black-and-tan fur and a black muzzle. He weighs about 60 pounds. He has not been neutered. The other dog is Teika, a 9-month-old female golden retriever mix with long hair wearing a pink collar. She has not been spayed.

Although rescuers said the animals are not aggressive, they cautioned people against approaching the animals, or catching or chasing them. Rescuers believe the animals will stay together. Call 206-605-0556 or 509-993-4539 with information about the dogs.

Stevens County authorities rescued the animals from a house where a Deer Park woman hoarded dozens of dogs. Authorities convicted and sentenced her to 500 days in jail for animal cruelty in early March. Authorities said the woman had dozens of dogs at her house, even after she had been warned about the conditions there.

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