Police are warning the public about a cougar that attacked a small dog in Port Moody this week.
The small dog needed surgery, but police say in a news release that it’s expected to make a full recovery.
The neighbourhood borders on a heavily wooded area.
Police say residents can discourage cougars and other wildlife by making sure pets are fed indoors.
Officers say anyone who encounters a cougar should make themselves as large as possible, make loud noises, immediately pick up small children and pets, never turn their back and allow a clear exit for the cat to leave.