Dog injured by bear on Main Street in Agawam

Hampden County

Agawam Police are looking into a report that a bear attacked a dog in town Tuesday night. 

22News received two notifications Tuesday, including a photo of a bear sent to us through our ReportIt feature.

The photo was taken in a South Park Terrace back yard.

Agawam Police Sgt Anthony Grasso confirmed for 22News that police had received complaints of a bear going through trash in the Main Street area, and a resident told them that a bear had injured a neighbor’s dog.

Sgt. Grasso said he didn’t know the nature or extent of the dog’s wounds, but he was told blood had been drawn, and the dog had been rushed to the animal hospital.

He said they were unable to find the bear, and that Environmental Police and Agawam Police would follow up and try to find the owners of the dog that was hurt Wednesdsay.

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