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State can’t compensate owner of dog attacked by Methow wolves

A dog in the Methow Valley of Washington was attached by wolves on March 10, 2013.
 (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)
A dog in the Methow Valley of Washington was attached by wolves on March 10, 2013. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- State law is barring the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlfie from paying the vet bill for a dog that was attacked by a wolf last week in the Methow Valley, the agency has posted.

However, in the future, pet owners could be reimbursed if their animals are injured when they tangle with wolves under a bill that passed the state Senate earlier this week.

Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman has a detailed report on the incident and the stage it sets.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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