Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Dog Dies to Save Boy from Mountain Lion [Photograph]

Description

This photograph depicts a dead mountain lion from Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. The mountain lion escaped from the park in February 1946 and killed Claude Mollander Jr.'s dog. The mountain lion was subsequently shot by Sergeant Charles E. Stacy.

The back of the photo reads:

CL15169
CLEVELAND BUREAU
Dog Dies to Save Boy from Mountain Lion (2)

Kane, PA. – "Casey", a six-year-old mongrel dog, is dead today, heroically sacrificing his own life to save his young master, Claude Mollander, Jr., of Kane, Pa. The boy and his dog were playing in their yard when a mountain lion, escaped from a local zoo, approached. "Casey" attacked immediately but was killed. The boy ran home during the brief struggle and a state police-man was summoned, who found the lion prowling nearby and shot it to death. The body of the 145-pound lion is shown above.

CREDIT ACML PHOTO
L27 NY CHI SPLS, 2/18/46

Contributor

This item is from the personal collection of Kirsten Canfield.

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Date

February 18, 1946