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Dog killed by coyote in Lakewood, police tell owners to be aware of pet's surroundings

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 11:49:54-04

A dog was attacked and killed by a coyote in Lakewood Saturday morning.

Around 8:35 a.m., the Lakewood Police Department's Animal Control Unit responded to the 1070 block of Forest Cliff Drive for a report of an attack on a dog.

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Further investigation revealed a Highland Terrier was in the backyard of a home between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when the attack happened.

The Lakewood Police Department is investigating other reported sightings of coyotes in areas of the city near Lake Erie. Police are working to find the location of the coyote.

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Authorities encourage pet owners to be vigilant of their dog's surroundings while left unattended outside.