Coyote blamed for death of pet dog in Montrose
Attempts to reach the owners were unsuccessful.
It's not uncommon for coyotes to attack small pets in urban areas and Maltese dogs typically weigh no more than 5 pounds.
Officials suggest residents keep pet food indoors and secure trash cans to dissuade wildlife from moving in. Clearing brush and overgrowth can also make a neighborhood less desirable for coyotes, officials say.
-- Jason Wells
Photo: A coyote likely killed a Maltese dog in Montrose. Credit: Mark Boster