Cougar attacks dog Monday


January 12, 2022

Sweet Home police warned residents to be aware after a dog was attacked by a cougar just after noon Monday, Jan. 10.

The dog belonged to a resident in the 1000 block of 43rd Avenue.

Kathi Melson, 62, and her boxer-shepherd mix exited the back of Melson’s residence at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday when the dog was attacked by a cougar, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. The cougar then took off and moved westbound toward 42nd Avenue. The canine suffered a severe laceration on its side from the attack and was transported to the Sweet Home Veterinary Clinic.

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