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Stallion Springs Police warn about mountain lion attacks

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 18:27:08-05

STALLION SPRINGS, Calif. — A Labrador-mix dog was attacked by a mountain lion on Thursday, February 14 just after 9 p.m. in the area of 17400 Alsab Place.

The dog was attacked in the rear yard. Stallion Springs Police said that the yard was enclosed by a fence. Witnesses told police that they were able to scare off the mountain lion and the dog sustained major injuries.

Officers said that the dog is expected to survive and is in surgery.

Stallion Springs Police want to remind everyone to use caution when outdoors during the times these wild animals are most active (dawn, dusk, at night). Police offer these tips to protect you and your loved ones.

  • Acknowledge that you live in mountain lion country and make a commitment to educate yourself. Talk to your neighbors and work together.
  • Never feed deer or other wildlife; it is illegal to feed deer and other big game in California and it will attract mountain lions.
  • Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat.
  • Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.
  • Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Provide sturdy, covered shelters for sheep, goats, and other vulnerable animals.
  • Don’t allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
  • Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey.