Monday, January 18th 2016
FORSYTH TOWNSHIP — A Forsyth Township man is looking for help from the Department of Natural Resources following a wolf attack on one of his dogs. Dennis Stachewicz was out walking one of his German Shorthaired Pointers Sunday afternoon, when two wolves surrounded his dog, Gabby.
Stachewicz says he heard yelping and saw the wolves rolling and pouncing on Gabby. He yelled and clapped his hands, distracting the wolves and giving gabby a chance to run home. He later brought his dog to the vet where she was examined and released with no major injuries.
"I'm kind of glad it turned out the way it did because, the dog didn't get harmed, I didn't get harmed and we have an opportunity to do some educational awareness about the human-wolf conflict and how it's getting a little bit worse," said Stachewicz, who owns Aspen Thicket Grouse Dogs. "What I'm hoping for is that this will help people understand that we need to let the scientific folks, the wildlife biologists make the decisions on the wolves and not the activist liberal judges."
Stachewicz also said he spoke with several neighbors, two of whom also saw the wolves either in person or on trail cameras. He did contact the DNR, they said they would be following up on the issue.