Woman hurt in attack by three wolf dogs on Vancouver Island property

NANAIMO, B.C. – A 69-year-old woman has been seriously hurt in an attack by three mixed wolf-dog animals at a rural property on southeastern Vancouver Island.

RCMP say in a statement that police and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service responded to the attack south of Nanaimo, B.C., and learned the animals involved were a crossbreed of wolf and domestic dog.

They say the woman entered a secure pen on Tuesday where the animals were housed, as she had many times before, and for unknown reasons they attacked her.

The Mounties say the woman’s husband helped her out of the pen and paramedics transported her to the airport in Nanaimo.

She was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Victoria for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The animals have since been euthanized.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 25, 2021.