Newark police searching for escaped wolf hybrid
The Columbus Dispatch Friday January 20, 2012 12:05 PM
The hybrid wolf was last seen yesterday at about 9 p.m.
Newark police are cautioning residents after a hybrid wolf escaped from its owner late yesterday.
The animal escaped and was last seen by its owner at about 9 p.m. yesterday, in the area of Oakwood Avenue and the Rt. 16/Rt. 79 overpass, according to a news release from Newark police. Officers were not alerted to the animal’s escape until this morning, police said.
“The aggression level of the animal is not known, but it is an exotic animal,” the release states.
Police and animal-control officers have searched the area, but have not found the animal. Police notified local schools and asked them to keep children inside.
Anyone who spots the animal is advised to avoid contact and call Newark police at 740-670-7200.