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Cougar warning issued at Penticton Indian Band after dog attacked

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April 22, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Residents of the Penticton Indian Band are being warned to keep a close eye on their pets following a cougar attack on a dog earlier this week.

Dakota Gregoire says she was at work around 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, when she received a call from a friend who said her dog was bleeding from the neck and needed to see a vet.

“I left work and took my dog to a vet in Penticton. I was told it would cost around $2,000 to $2,500. I was willing to pay them, so they took a deposit and I left," Gregoire said in a message today, April 22. "They called later to say the had sedated my dog and found the cougar had shattered his jaw so the only option was to go to Vancouver at a cost of $5,000 to $7,000."

She said it was a tough decision but decided it best to put the German shepherd-husky cross down.

Gregoire says no one has reported seeing the cougar since, but she was able to roughly locate where the dog was attacked. There were cougar tracks all around the area.

The attack occurred in the upper subdivision of the Penticton Indian Band community. The band has issued a warning of a cougar in the area.


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