Police say cougar dropped dog after owner in Port Moody, B.C., yelled

By The Canadian Press
July 25, 2017 - 1:48pm

PORT MOODY, B.C. — Police in the Metro Vancouver suburb of Port Moody say a cougar walked into a residential neighbourhood and tried to carry away a dog.

Police say the dog’s owner reported yelling at the cougar on Monday before it dropped the animal.

The small dog needed surgery, but police say in a news release that it’s expected to make a full recovery.

The neighbourhood borders on a heavily wooded area.

Police say residents can discourage cougars and other wildlife by making sure pets are fed indoors.

Officers say anyone who encounters a cougar should make themselves as large as possible, make loud noises, immediately pick up small children and pets, never turn their back and allow a clear exit for the cat to leave.

The evaporation of an LNG project: A chronology of Pacific NorthWest LNG

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.