Red Lake OPP Investigate Animal Attack

Regional News Update
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OPP Can Not Confirm if Attack was a Large Dog or a Wolf

RED LAKE – REGIONAL – On February 7, 2019, at 7:06 pm the Red Lake OPP received a report of an animal attack from the staff at the Red Lake Margaret – Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake. A 38-year-old female had attended the hospital with wounds to her legs indicating she had been attacked by a “large black dog-like animal”.

The victim had been walking her dog in the area of Edward Ave in Cochenour (Red Lake) when confronted by the animal. She stepped in between to protect her dog and the animal bit her several times. The victim managed to kick the animal until it ran back into the bush. The victim then sought medical attention. OPP officers attended the scene but were unable to locate the animal.

OPP Can’t Confirm if Animal Was a Wolf

At this time police are unable to confirm if it was a wolf or a large black dog. The OPP_NWR Twitter page mistakenly referred to it as a “wolf” in one of its tweets today and apologizes for any misunderstanding. The tweet has since been removed. The Town of Red Lake, MNR, By-Law and OPP are working together to determine the best course of action. The investigation is ongoing.

The OPP reminds the Public to be alert at all times when walking your pets. Public Safety is paramount and if you ever feel threatened by an animal (wild or domestic) please contact the OPP.