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Fatal Coyote-on-Cat Attack Prompts Waterford Animal Control to Issue Another Warning

Fatal Coyote-on-Cat Attack Prompts Waterford Animal Control to Issue Another Warning
Waterford pet owners, take note.

"A coyote ate a resident's cat, chased him right up onto their deck, and grabbed him there," Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control posted on Facebook today

The incident occurred in the Niantic River Road area, according to Animal Control.

Over 4th of July weekend, someone lost their small dog to a coyote and Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control reminded residents that foxes, fisher cats, bobcats and coyotes are present around town.

"Please keep your cats indoors if you can and watch your small dogs," Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control wrote on Facebook. "Go outside with your dogs, especially at dawn, dusk and night time."

Other Tips From Animal Control

  • Make noise
  • Turn on outside lights
  • Do not feed wildlife
  • Keep trash cans covered
  • If you can, keep your cats inside

"Be aware that these animals are around and your pets are part of their food chain," Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuk wrote.

Click here for more tips on protecting pets from coyotes.


Have you seen coyotes around town? Where have you seen them? 

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