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Take Precautions Following Coyote Attack on Dog

After a coyote snatched a family's pet Yorkie in Glenview, authorities offered tips for pet owners and residents.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

After a coyote ran off with a Glenview family's pet Yorkie near Roosevelt Avenue and Pinehurst Drive Monday, the village of Glenview is offering precautionary tips to pet owners. 

Winter is a time when coyotes are likely to be out foraging for food, according to a press release from the village. It listed the following precautions to help keep people and their pets safe:

  • Never attempt to feed a coyote. That's how most bites occur.
  • Never leave pets unattended out of doors. Pets should be walked on a leash when outside and not left to run on their own in yards.
  • Don't leave food bowls, toys or bones outside, and clean up scraps before dusk.
  • Close garbage cans tightly, and even place them in a shed or a garage.
  • Cover window wells and repair cracked porch stoops.
  • Repair weak, rotted areas of roofs, soffits, fascia boards or wooden porch enclosures.
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