December 8, 2022

Twisp, Washington: Wolf Attacks Local Pet Dogs

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*Editor’s Note* Get an update on this information of the status of a bill being voted on that would allow better protection from attacking wolves.

Below is the copy of an email, with photos, I received yesterday with what is described as a true account of what took place in Twisp, Washington, when a wolf attacked two domestic dogs. Please take notice of the portion I highlighted that states that members of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) suggested this man couldn’t tell the difference between a wolf (dog) and a mountain lion (cat). It is this relentless put down by wildlife officials all across this country that gives them the terrible reputation they deserve. They treat the people who pay their salaries like a piece of ignorant trash while placing themselves on a pedestal above everyone else. If for no other reason than this, why don’t these fools just keep their mouths shut?

Here’s the email account:

Sunday morning, at approximately 1:00 AM, John Stevie was awakened by one of his dogs furiously barking and growling, while still inside the house, at their living room sliding glass deck doors. John hurried to the door and saw a very large wolf up on the ten-foot-high deck, savagely attacking his blue heeler dog. He opened the door in an attempt to rescue his dog, but his other dog pushed past him out to the attack. The wolf and dog fought out on the deck for a short time before the wolf lept off the deck and headed toward the creek bottom with John’s dog hot on his heels. The blue heeler, “Shelby” was taken to Daniel Deweert’s Valley Veterinary Clinic for treatment. “Shelby” is still in critical condition with deep puncture wounds to her head and neck..

WDFW was called. Mr. Stevie told them that he was within two feet of the wolf in an attempt to save his dog, but WDFW suggested “perhaps it was a cougar instead of a wolf!” Mr. Stevie assured them that he was within very close proximity to the wolf, and that he had numerous wolf sightings close to his home and knew a wolf when he saw one. John asked WDFW if they would be paying any of the vet bills, their reply was, “We will have to send this information to Olympia to see if it will be called a wolf attack or not.”