RINGWOOD - Officials are warning pet owners in Passaic County to be vigilant with their pets after a coyote reportedly attacked and killed a dog there.

Police say a homeowner along Skyline Lakes Drive let his dogs out into his yard Sunday morning. They say a coyote came into the yard, grabbed a Chihuahua, and ran off with it.

The body of the dog was found a short time later.

Officials do not believe the coyote was rabid.