Pet crematorium owner cited after bear finds dog carcasses
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man who operates a pet crematorium was cited for creating a nuisance after one or more bears tore into his soft-sided carport, dragged carcasses out and fed on them in a roadway.
Mike Dziuba of Bridge Pet Services tells the Juneau Empire that he fell behind in his work but has moved dog remains to a bear-resistant location.
A caller told Juneau police shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that four dead dogs had been found on a city street.
An animal control officer found the dogs' remains in heavy plastic bags and reported the bags had been ripped open and the carcasses partially consumed.
Juneau is Alaska's capital. It is situated on the edge of the Tongass National Forest and black bears often wander into the community.
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