Mountain lion attacks dog running with her owner near Nederland

A photo of the doggy Talia attacked by a mountain lion in Nederland this week. (Courtesy GoFundMe)

A woman claims she was functioning with her canine Monday in Nederland when a mountain lion attacked and severely wounded the pet, which is now recovering at dwelling.

The doggy, a pit bull named Talia, endured a skull fracture and puncture wounds on her head and neck, according to an account of the assault on a GoFundMe marketing campaign established up to enable proprietor Sarah Jane Romano shell out her veterinarian expenses.

Soon after the incident, Talia put in the night at the Boulder Animal Healthcare facility.

Romano is explained on the GoFundMe web site as a one mother, a dance instructor and a massage therapist. Romano and Talia are longtime managing associates.

On Monday, Romano was equipped to shoo off the large cat just before the horrifying encounter acquired even even worse.

“Talia has holes all more than her and a stitched up substantial gash on her interior thigh exactly where the lion tried using to open up her up,” Romano wrote in a community publish on her Facebook webpage. “I’m so fortunate to have my minor pit still with us.”

The mountain lion inhabitants in the foothills of Boulder County is quite healthier, mentioned Jason Clay, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman.

The agency was conscious of Monday’s incident by way of social media accounts, Clay said.

Pending even more critique of the incident, Clay could not comment particularly about Monday’s assault, but in standard, “it’s not unusual for mountain lions to have interaction with animals,” Clay claimed. “Mountain lions will consider animals as a prey source. They are opportunistic hunters.”