Wildlife officers don't believe a cat mortally attacked dog

HORNERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - Commenting on the recent attack on a Hornersville man's bloodhound, a conservation officer said he did not believe a mountain lion or other wild cat was responsible for the attack that led to a Bloodhound being put to sleep.

Region 8 News spoke with Aaron Jamerson just after he met with a conservation officer. Jamerson said the officer stressed that mountain lions are more efficient killers and will go for the neck, either breaking the neck or suffocating the opposing animal.

The mortal wounds on the dog were on its rear side.

Jamerson's dog Harley first went missing March 19, and when he turned up, a local veternarian said the attack appeared to have come from a very large cat.