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PETA honors deputies for Sandy River rescue

CCSO Marine Unit will receive an award for services


The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will receive a Compassion Action Award from PETA.

On Monday, May 12, Mark Barham and his two-year-old dog Mazy were boating on the Sandy River near Dodge Park when Mazy jumped from the boat.

The CCSO Marine Unit responded to the scene and was able to get Mazy safely to shore and reunited with Barham.

"Thanks to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Mazy was saved from her frightening and potentially fatal ordeal," said PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. "PETA hopes the deputies' kindness and tenacity will inspire others to stop and help animals in need—and that Mazy's escape will remind all dog guardians to keep an eye on their furry friends."

For their extraordinary efforts PETA is sending the deputies a framed certificate, a letter of congratulations and a box of vegan cookies.

As did the Sheriff’s Office after the rescue, PETA reminds dog owners to keep pets on a safe and comfortable leash and harness and not leave them unattended when outside.