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Raccoons attack woman walking with dog by Ft. Steilacoom Park

A woman was attacked by a pack of raccoons near Ft. Steilacoom Park Monday afternoon, Lakewood police said.

Michaela Lee, 28, was walking home with her leashed dog after jogging through the park about 1:30 p.m., when the raccoons attacked, her boyfriend Shane Bennett said.

Her dog, Maddison, ran away to chase two raccoons up a tree as she was leaving the park on a trail, said Lakewood police spokesman Chris Lawler. Lee went to get the dog, at which point more raccoons came out of a bush and chased her as she ran away.

She ran 75 feet before

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Animal control takes about 40 cats from Spanaway home, took more than 120 from same woman in 2009

Animal control says it confiscated about 40 cats earlier this month from a Spanaway home that it took more than 120 cats from in 2009.

Officials rounded up most of the cats June 13 and set live traps that captured several more the following week, said animal control supervisor Brian Boman. He described the animals as wild.

Animal control responded after receiving a complaint about many cats coming and going from the house.

The woman who owned the animals will not be prosecuted, because the cats were all healthy. Prosecuting for animal cruelty requires that the animals have been in

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