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Fairfield Resident Reports Dog Killed By Coyote

A report released by Animal Control stated a Mountain Laurel Road resident believes her small dog was kill by a coyote; wants other pet owners to take precaution.

A Mountain Laurel Road resident reported to police and that she believes her dog was killed by a coyote, according to a report provided by Animal Control.

The resident said she let her small beagle-pug mix out in her backyard on Feb. 1. According to the report, she heard her dog bark, which was not uncommon, and wasn’t concerned that he would roam because there is an electric fence system installed on the property.

The resident stated that she went to let her dog in about 25 minutes later but was unable to locate it, even after searching the area in her car. While on her search, the resident saw a coyote in the area, according to the report.

On Feb. 3, the resident found her deceased dog in a wooded area across the street from her house. She recognized it by its head and collar, but it appeared that dog had been eaten by a larger animal -- likely a coyote.

The resident asked that her story be published so other nearby pet owners take the appropriate precautions when letting their pets outside.

fairfield newcomer February 09, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The problem with an electric fence is that it contains your dog in while letting animals that can harm your dog onto your property.
iamspartacus February 09, 2012 at 08:12 PM
The solution is to get people out there to hunt them
robby bobby robby February 10, 2012 at 01:00 AM
man your are all over this patch tonight. Heres what fairfielders would propose.....pay someone to put collars on the coyotes to keep them outa peoples yards. I'm serious "don't fall off this ladder"
Rep. Brenda Kupchick February 10, 2012 at 02:13 AM
How very sad for this family and their beloved dog....
Pi February 10, 2012 at 03:05 AM
While this is sad for the owner, I must question why they let their dog outside unsupervised. Coyotes sightings aren't exactly rare but besides that, there are other threats out there. Raccoons and skunks (which may be rabid), and birds of prey may pose a threat. You never know what kind of chemicals the dog might get into and if for whatever reason the electronic fence fails, there are always cars to deal with. Poor dog.
Fairfield Resident February 10, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Don't be complacent with your pets. Coyotes have been spotted in the "beach area" of town as well.
Pi February 10, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Actually, I am a pet owner. Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, rodents... you name it, I've probably had one as a pet at some point in my life. I am more than well aware of late night potty runs. When my dog has to go out in the middle of the night, I'm standing there right next to her holding onto her leash. Just because you have an electronic fence doesn't mean you can leave your dog unattended. There are plenty of hazards that threaten our four legged friends.
R. Ludlowe February 10, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I have rigged a large ACME safe and a bunch of TNT kegs as a coyote trap. I saw this on TV. It's pretty effective against these wily creatures.
J Mott February 10, 2012 at 03:08 PM
So sorry for your loss. Thanks for reminding us to be more vigilant with our pets. I am a neighbor with a small dog and cat and have heard and seen these coyotes In the neighborhood. It's our job to keep them safe.
Ruth Stanley February 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Thank you for sharing your story, and I am so sorry for your loss. Hopefully this will remind others that we need to keep an eye on our pets at all times, and to respect nature, as this world belongs to them as well.
FFLDRESIDENT February 16, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Kwanisha - do you plan on posting to every comment about Fairfield Resident? Once is plenty. Oh, BTW, nothing racist in the comment - check it out - http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pot_calling_the_kettle_black
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) February 16, 2012 at 05:38 PM
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Kwanisha Jones February 16, 2012 at 05:40 PM
yes FFLDRESIDENT I do plan on posting, Fairfield Resident will be held accountable for his use of racial slurs against an obviously black person because of my historical name.
Pi February 16, 2012 at 05:41 PM
This is why we can't have nice things.
Kwanisha Jones February 16, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Heres Fairfield Resident the racist bigot that called me racial slurs in the highest wage earners in Fairfield commenting again
Kwanisha Jones February 16, 2012 at 06:00 PM
hey pi fairfield resident post fifty times a day on this site, you ever see him use that term before?? he used it because my name is Kwanisha and you know it. go on just keep trying to justify his racial bigotry
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) February 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM
The original offending comment has been removed. The conversation should no longer be taking place on Patch. Please stick to the topic at hand, which, in this case, is about pet safety and coyotes in Fairfield.
FFLDRESIDENT February 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Kwanisha Jones February 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM
sure FFLDRESIDENT post some wikiwatchy defenition about it. you know as well as i do fairfield resident post fifty times a day here, he never used that term before. it because Im black and you know it. you can just join his racist friends trying to defend him.
Kwanisha Jones February 16, 2012 at 06:10 PM
good boy FFLDRESIDENT The publisher of this site removed the offending comment. but you want to stick up for that racist. ya'll a great bunch on the fairfield patch.

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