Plainfield Animal Control Looking for Bear Believed to Have Killed Lamb

Plainfield Animal Control is looking for a bear that is believed to have killed a lamb after finding that the lamb was missing and the animal’s enclosure was destroyed. 

Plainfield police issued a news release on Friday morning saying that the town of Plainfield Animal Control Department is warning residents that a black bear has been seen several times in the area of Bishop Crossing Road. 

On Wednesday morning, a Bishop Crossing Road resident woke up to find a young lamb missing from the chain link enclosure where it had been housed. The enclosure was destroyed and the wood housing was tipped over. Police said it is presumed that the bear killed the lamb. The Town of Plainfield Animal Control Department is working with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to find the bear. 

Police said some precautions you can take to avoid attracting bears to your property include:

  • Remove bird feeders from your yard 
  • Tightly secure trash containers. 
  • Refrain from feeding pets outdoors. 
  • Thoroughly clean your grills after each use. 

If you own livestock, police recommend that you consider locking them in at night or enclosing their area with electric fencing or reinforced wire. 

They also urge people to avoid any contact with the bear. 

DEEP also offers a web page with tips on how to avoid attracting bears and what to do if you encounter one.  

Any information regarding the bear should call the Town of Plainfield Animal Control Department at (860)-564-8547. 

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