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Penticton Indian Band issues 2nd cougar warning after dogs attacked

April 23, 2021 - 2:30 PM

The Penticton Indian Band continues to warn residents of a potential cougar threat on the reserve.

The band administration says it received a second report of a cougar attack on a family pet in the Westhills subdivision area yesterday, April 22.

Earlier this week, Dakota Gregoire’s German shepherd-husky cross had to be euthanized after suffering extensive injuries in a cougar attack.

Band administration is working with their natural resource department and band council to deal with the threat.

The attacks occurred in the southeast area of the Westhills subdivision, not far from Outma Sqilx'W Cultural School. The school has been advised and have implemented safety precautions for the children.

Band administration is advising residents living in the area not to leave children or pets outside on their own.

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