Islesboro police warning residents to be wary after dog attacked

By Ben Holbrook | Mar 19, 2014
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Islesboro — The Islesboro Department of Public Safety is urging pet owners to be cautious as there have been two reports of attacks on dogs as of the morning of Wednesday, March 19.

Senior Officer Fred Porter said one of the attacks occurred on Turtle Head Road in the morning, and that he is following up on an unconfirmed second attack on Meadow Pond Road.

Porter told The Republican Journal an investigation determined there was only one confirmed attack on a dog at this time.

It does not appear that a coyote attacked the dog, Porter said. It could, however, be a mink or fisher that was responsible for the attack, and said he will be setting some traps later in the day.

Porter encouraged pet owners to keep their animals close by and under control until the source of the attacks has been confirmed.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

 

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