1 dog injured, 1 missing after mountain lion sighting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A San Bernardino woman discovered two of her dogs were attacked by a mountain lion early Wednesday morning in the back yard of her house on North Stoddard Avenue.

Animal Control said the call originally came in as a bobcat attack, but the owner says she saw the animal, and it was no bobcat.

"I truly believe that it's running around here somewhere at night, and I just don't want anybody else to go through what I'm going through," said Barbara Farley.

Farley breeds Yorkies at her home in San Bernardino. But two of them are no longer in their backyard cage.

Three-year-old "Buddy" hasn't been seen in two nights, and he's believed to be dead. Five-year-old "Missy" was found alive but in very bad shape after the attack. Missy is currently at an animal hospital.

They think the mountain lion jumped over a backyard fence and then crept through the backyard.

"These dogs were barking, they were in, and they were going nuts. And then I saw the cat go by here, and then I walked out there and Missy was laying on the ground," said Farley.

Farley called her friend Virginia Cohnen right away.

"Poor thing. She was a mess, and thank God her husband came out and right away put Missy on a cookie sheet," said Cohnen.

"Missy is in intensive care right now, and she's hemorrhaging, got broken ribs, crushed chest," said Farely.

While they wait for good news about Missy, Farley has words of caution for other people who have pets in the area.

"Just watch out, just keep your kids and your dogs and your pets inside," said Farley.

Animal Control officers searched the area Wednesday morning but did not locate a mountain lion.

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