Anxious hours end in cougar's capture

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/19/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/19/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/19/2010 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Anxious hours end in cougar's capture
Summary: 

Police captured a cougar several hours after it escaped the Wild Animal Orphanage.  It slipped through a gap in its enclosure and attacked a neighbor's dog.  Several schools in the area brought the children inside until the cougar was located.  A volunteer said the cougar was declawed and feeble with arthritis.  Authorities tranquilized the cougar and returned it to the facility.

Publication: 
San Antonio Express News
Author: 
Peter J. Holley