Wolf Attack Has Claimed the Life of One Dog and Injures Another
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has confirmed a wolf encounter involving two dogs in Jackson County, Colorado. KDVR has reported that one of the dogs involved in the wolf attack has been killed.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife received the call at approximately 7:50 a.m. Sunday morning of one dead dog and another injured located on a ranch near North Park, Colorado. A field investigation led by the wildlife manager determined that a wolf was involved in the incident.
Jackson County, Colorado
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager, Kris Middledorf, told KDVR that the results of the investigation produced wolf tracks in the area of the deceased dog. The wounds on the Border Collie's body were also consistent with that of wolf depredation.
The second Border Collie sustained injures from the attack. Carlos Atencio, the owner of the two Border Collies, discovered one of his dogs with the injures, but realized the other was missing. That is when he found the wolf tracks that measured five inches in length.
This is the second report of a Gray Wolf attack reported in Jackson County in 2022. The first was a report of a wolf killing a calf near Walden on January 3, 2022. The state of Colorado will reimburse Atencio for the value of the working dog.