Officials confirm a Garden City dog was attacked by a mountain lion
A domestic dog suffered injuries during an apparent altercation with a mountain lion at a home in Garden City’s Meadowcreek subdivision last Thursday evening, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Evin Oneale.
Urban Wildlife Specialist Eric Hansen, with USDA Wildlife Services, responded to the dog attack report on Friday and confirmed the dog’s wounds were caused by a mountain lion.
No one was home at the time of the attack, Oneale said in a news release. The lion entered the backyard by jumping a six-foot fence. Two other dogs in the yard were uninjured.
“A number of mountain lion sightings have been reported over the last few weeks, all of them near the Boise River,” Oneale said. “As such, Greenbelt users are advised to be aware of their surroundings and keep small children and pets close by when using the Greenbelt.”
Persons seeing a mountain lion anywhere in the Boise area are asked to report the sighting immediately to local law enforcement authorities or the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.