A Canfield family is left devastated after a coyote went into their yard on Greemont Drive and ran off with their small dog.
“My daughter was hysterical, clearly, we all were quite upset,” said owner Louanne Brogley.
Brogley described the terrifying moments of when the coyote snatched up her daughter’s small terrier, Bo. She said it was around 5:30 a.m. Thursday when her daughter ran inside screaming.
“My husband came outside. He ran across the street to go look to see if he could see anything and he couldn’t see anything,” Brogley said.
Canfield police helped look for the dog but couldn’t find him.
“I can still hear Bo’s yelping, you know, and see whatever had him down in that area running off with our dog,” Brogley said.
Brogley said she’s not the only one to see coyotes in the area.
“This is our first experience with coyotes, however, this morning after the incident happened, through social media, I found out that coyotes were spotted in our neighborhood,” Brogley said.
Canfield police are asking residents to be on the lookout for the dog.
Canfield Detective Josh Wells said police are working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to track down the coyote and potentially set a trap.
Anyone who spots the dog or coyote is asked to call police at 330-533-4903.
There are several things you can do to protect your home and pets from coyotes:
– keep the outside of your house clean
– keep small dogs on a leash
– make loud noises to scare them off
– contact a coyote trapper
ODNR says coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk, although they can be seen throughout the day. They are also common in Ohio in both rural and urban areas.