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Stray dog dispute heads for Portland courtroom
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) ¯¯¯ A Portland man and an Oregon State student are in a custody dispute over a 2-year-old dog who escaped more than a year ago.
The Portland man, Sam Hanson-Fleming, says the Siberian Husky mixed-breed dog leaped over his fence last year and vanished.
The student, Jordan Biggs, says she found a stray in the vicinity and trained the dog to alert her when she's about to have an asthma attack.
Two months ago, Hanson-Fleming came across Biggs and a dog at a Portland coffee hut. He says the dog greeted him. Biggs wouldn't surrender the dog.
Multnomah County's animal services director has ruled the dog Hanson-Fleming calls "Chase" belongs with him.
Biggs, meanwhile, has asked a judge to declare her the rightful owner.