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Lake Oswego veterinary clinic vandalized

Taggers spray white paint on walls, windows and doors

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Vandals spray-painted graffiti Sunday morning on the walls, doors and windows the of Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic on Boones Ferry Road.Vandals tagged the Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic on Boones Ferry Road with graffiti on Sunday morning, leaving white spray paint on the building's walls, doors and windows.

“One of our staff who went into the clinic to work on Sunday morning saw it and called us,” said Catherine Hoffman, who owns the clinic with her husband, Dr. Gerald Hoffman.

Lake Oswego Police Sgt. Tom Hamann said officers arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and found the smell of paint still lingering in the air. He said police do not know who sprayed the graffiti, but added that no other buildings were targeted and there have been no other recent reports of tagging in the city.

Hoffman said the clinic has received a large amount of support from the community and assistance in removing the graffiti.

“We had a call from someone at Banfield Pet Hospital who wanted to know if they could come over and help us paint,” she said. “We had a client that offered to pay for the graffiti removal. We really do have a wonderful community here in Lake Oswego.”

Hoffman said it would cost the clinic about $800-$1,000 to remove the graffiti, which she hoped to have done as soon as possible.