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By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

SHPD dealing with more dogs these days


April 19, 2016

OFFICER SEAN POTTER pets a resident of Sweet Home Police Department’s kennel. Officer Sasha McDonald holds the gate open.

It may not quite be “Who let the dogs out?” for the Sweet Home cops, but they’re definitely seeing more dogs these days.

Calls requesting Sweet Home police responses to calls involving animals have been steadily increasing in the last few years, according to department records.

Most calls fall under the city’s code violation ordinance or animal complaints, primarily – in order of volume, concerning dogs running loose or barking, with occasional bite complaints, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. It’s increased primarily since the department had a kennel installed to begin handl...

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