Hammond Police Warn of Dogs Killed by Coyotes

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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.


  1. I live next to a park that has coyotes. My property line backs up to the park so my only defense is a split rail fence. 20ft. In on my property I installed a 6ft. Cyclone fence to keep my dogs in and safe. Coyotes do come on my property up to the cyclone fence. When I try to chase them away they will only run just outside side the split rail fense so it’s obvious, their not afraid! I live in Indiana and we love our guns and l wouldn’t hesitate to kill a coyote that is on my property. It’s obvious their not there to hang out with my dogs. I have come out of my house on my way to work and found coyotes sitting on my front lawn. When I try to chase them away, they may wander about 15-20 feet but that’s it. Their not afraid.

    • They are not afraid but they aren’t attacking you either. So why the need to be trigger happy. I live in the city and see and hear coyotes often. Never had any threaten me even when walking my dog. So live and let live.

    • U are right n lately I’ve seen them by my house n I live near three schools Jefferson elementary n gavit high school n Purdue college there at a lot of children n family’s n the other day my 5 year old cuz was on my bottom step when the coyatoe or fox went to run up on him til I screamed get in the house a nd grab him the it ran about ten feet back but it was coming for him they say there harmless but Idk it didn’t look harmless I’ve never seen them in this area but when I called animal control they said call dnr and they told me to call a pest control but this is not just my problem it a couple in neighbor hood so why should I pay for pest control.in fare to our family in this area but tonite getting out my car it came running toward me I can’t tell if it is a baby coyote or a fox but it is not playing its hunting

    • They will attack people of small statue by them self if they are in a pack use cation u are right.and animals n small children

  2. Dogs are not what they eat but can harm them. Coyotes are protected. You cannot kill them. A loud noise usually scares them away. People need to realize we have displaced them. Live and let live.

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