Cougar killed after attacking pet cat in Wenatchee


A cougar was shot and killed Sunday after attacking a pet cat at a residence in Number One Canyon in Wenatchee.

Lisa West says the cougar had entered the garage where her pet cats had sheltered. She went to investigate after hearing crashing sounds inside the garage.. That’s when she confronted the wild animal…

A Washington State Fish and Wildlife officer described the cougar as a 4 to 5 year old female.

West says her father planst to keep the cat’s carcass as a trophy.  The agency says cougars are most active from dusk to dawn, but can sometimes hunt and travel during the day. If you encounter a cougar, stand tall and don’t run. Intimidation is key to scaring off a cougar displaying aggressive behavior. The department of Fish and Wildlife responds to cougar and bear sightings when there is a threat to public safety or property.