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April 19, 2017-Hammond Police are urging residents to be cautions after at least two reports of dogs being “attacked and killed, possibly by a coyote.” In a written statement, Hammond Police cautioned residents to keep an eye on small animals including cats and dogs even if they are in a fenced yard. “We are not wildlife specialists and cannot confirm the coyote attacks although one pet owner did State that he/she saw what appeared to be a coyote fleeing the yard immediately after the attack” the report stated. The attacks were reported in the 6700-6900 block of Ridgeland Avenue in Hammond’s Woodmar area.
“Make sure all trash containers are closed and secured. Do not leave any type of food or scraps out on your property that may attract coyotes to your property” the report advises. Dogster.com has additional information on coyotes.