Sparta. A five-year-old Yorkie succumbed to his injuries. Whether it is the same bear responsible for the Jan. 4 attack on an English springer spaniel is unknown, but happened in the same area that a bear may consider its range, police said.

21 Jan 2022 | 02:39

For the second time in less than three weeks, a black bear has attacked and killed a beloved pet right in their own backyard.

The Sparta police department reports that just after midnight on Thursday, Jan. 20, its dispatch office received a call from a township resident that a bear had attacked his dog...