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Dog attacked and killed by cougar in Port Moody, B.C.

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A small dog has died after being attacked by a cougar in Port Moody. The dog and its owner were out for a walk when the big cat attacked. John Hua reports – Mar 10, 2021

A dog was attacked and killed by a cougar in Port Moody early Wednesday morning.

Police said a resident of Foxwood Drive was walking her dog on a leash at approximately 12:40 a.m.

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Dog killed by cougar while being walked in Port Moody – Mar 10, 2021

It appears a cougar was hiding in some nearby bushes and jumped out and attacked the dog, police added.

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The dog’s owner rushed her dog to an emergency veterinary service but police confirmed the dog did not survive. The owner was shocked and upset but not physically harmed.

B.C. Conservation Service has been notified of the incident and police conducted an extensive search but the cougar has not been found.

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Residents of the Tri-Cities have been warned recently after a number of close encounters with cougars have been reported.

In mid-February a two-month-old pug was snatched and killed by a cougar, the Conservation Officer Service has confirmed.

They believe the same cougar approached a man walking a dog later that same day and the man scared it off.

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