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GLENWOOD CITY—A city resident was forced to shoot a bear that attacked his dog near their home in the 300 block of West Walnut Street. The attack happened Sunday, evening, May 12th.
According to Glenwood City Police Chief Robert Darwin, the bear attacked the dog on West Walnut Street, and the dog’s owner, Doug Nelson, was forced to shoot the bear to get the bear off his dog. However the shot did not kill the bear and Darwin believes that the bear is injured from its attack on the dog and cautions city residents to be aware when they are outside. Darwin also believes that the bear may have had a cub with her, but, no cub was seen during the attack.
The dog was treated and is recovering from its injuries at home.
Darwin also urges residents to make sure that their bird feeders are secure from bears and that garbage cans are in such a position that a bear can not get to them. He also asked that if anyone comes into contact with a bear or sees a bear in their neighborhood to call the Department of Wildlife Services at 1-800-228-1368.