Sow With Cubs Wounds Unleashed Dog
Prince George, B.C. – Once again the B.C. Conservation Officer Service is reminding dog owners to keep their dogs close and leashed when walking out in forested and rural areas.
Information provided to the Service by the RCMP was that early Saturday evening up at Forests for the World an individual was walking with his dogs running loose when a sow with cubs came out onto the trail between the man and his dogs. The dogs turned around and came back after the bear, there was an altercation and one of the dogs was injured and required treatment by a vet. The sow and cubs left the scene.
A spokesman at the Conservation Officer Service says this is probably the sixth or seventh time that he knows of in which dogs have got into altercations and been injured, and in every case they’re not on a leash.
He says the bear was acting as a bear would have with cubs and in this instance the Service will not be taking any further action.
He says the message that needs to be reinforced is that people need to keep their dogs close and under control because in numerous instances what they end up doing is precipitating attacks on people when they end up bringing the bear back to the person.