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MI UP: Third dog killed in Upper Michigan wolf attack

ATLANTIC MINE — The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed another dog killed in a wolf attack on Thursday.

According to DNR wildlife biologists, a dog was killed in a wolf attack while it was chained up in a fenced yard in Atlantic Mine. This is the same location that another dog was killed last week.

“Wolf attacks on dogs around residences are usually uncommon,” said DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell. “The landowner was working to provide fencing and better boundaries, but unfortunately another dog was killed on this property in a short amount of time.”

The DNR says that it has provided 30-day permits to kill wolves on the property of both landowners involved in the three wolf attacks on dogs in the area. Roell added that in addition to the permits, the DNR will now take a more active role in attempting lethal control of the wolves in the area.