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Dog abandoned at OHS needs new home

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A tiny dog is in need of a new home after someone abandoned him at the Oregon Humane Society.

Shelter workers told FOX 12 Tuesday they found "Eros" in a crate outside last week with a note that read "He is a good boy."

Surveillance video cameras that monitor the building's exterior captured a license plate number that helped OHS track down the 3-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix's family.

Although abandoning an animal is a crime in Oregon, OHS is not pressing charges.

Instead, an OHS humane officer went to the house to inform the owner about how to properly relinquish a pet to OHS.

The owner signed a release form that legally handed over Eros to OHS.

"The worst thing you can do over the holidays is to abandon a pet. In this case, we were lucky to find Eros quickly. But too often, pets are abandoned in the dark of night and they can be the victims of the weather or predators," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon.

Eros is now up for adoption at OHS.

His adoption fee is $50 as part of a December discount pricing promotion.

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