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first_imgHunter — the black Lab who sparked a social media maelstrom after he was adopted by another family while his owner was away fighting wildfires — awaits re-adoption at the animal shelter after he was picked up while roaming loose, and his owner refused to pay the ticket to get him back.Paul Scarpelli, manager of Clark County’s animal control division, said the dog had a history of roaming around his neighborhood dating to before when he was picked up earlier this month.Around Oct. 14, animal control picked up the dog and brought it to the animal shelter.Scarpelli said the county wrote the dog’s owner, William Jones of Battle Ground, a citation, but he refused to pay.“So, basically, he made it his decision he wasn’t going to reclaim the dog,” Scarpelli said.Animal control had received multiple reports of the dog getting loose before he was brought in this month, Scarpelli said, and from before he was picked up and adopted by a new family around late August.“That’s the whole reason he got picked up and taken to the shelter all those months ago,” he said. “We gave this guy every opportunity.”Hunter’s story kicked off a frenzy of online commentary late this summer, much of it angry and directed at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.last_img read more