Elmwood Park police warn owners after coyotes attack small dog

Police are warning dog owners in Elmwood Park to be careful after a small dog was attacked by a coyote. There have been sightings of

Police are warning dog owners in Elmwood Park

Police are warning dog owners in Elmwood Park to be careful after a small dog was attacked by a coyote. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

ELMWOOD PARK - Police are warning dog owners in Elmwood Park to be careful after a small dog was attacked by a coyote.

There have been sightings of small packs of coyotes in several parts of town.
     
Police say there have been no reports of coyotes threatening people, but they are telling dog owners to keep their pets on a short leash when walking them.

"My yard is not fenced in," says Ron Moore. "So we supervise him when he's outside. That's what I'll continue to do. I'll also bring a flashlight when I walk him at night."
   
Elmwood Park police are not putting out traps at this time, but ask that anyone who sees a coyote call police or animal control right away.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police in Asbury Park calling for cease fire 1 Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after shootings
Fire breaks out at Jersey City home 2 Fire breaks out at Jersey City home
Monmouth County officials continue to search for missing 3 Officials continue to search for missing 19-year-old
Jersey Weekend Buzz 4 Jersey Weekend Buzz
VIDEO: Man reunited with missing wedding ring 5 VIDEO: Man reunited with missing wedding ring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE