Gloucester Police Warn Residents After Dog is Killed by Coyote

Cape Ann Community

GLOUCESTER — Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Interim Chief John McCarthy and the Gloucester Police Department are advising residents to keep a careful watch on all pets after a resident’s dog was killed by a coyote last night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Gloucester Animal Control responded to Sumac Lane for reports of a resident whose dog had been attacked and killed by a coyote. The dog was on a fixed leash in the yard while its owner was inside the home. Animal Control officers searched the surrounding area but did not find the coyote.

Animal Control officers and Gloucester Environmental Police are monitoring the entire Rocky Neck area today.

To prevent coyote attacks, Gloucester Police advise residents to follow safety tips from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife:

  • Do not approach, feed, pet, or try to interact with wildlife, including coyotes, foxes, or other wild animals.

  • It is always…

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