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Coyote blamed for death of pet dog in Montrose

September 27, 2011 | 12:43 pm

A white Maltese dog that was found dead Monday morning in Montrose was likely killed by a coyote, according to the staff at Rosemont Pet Hospital.

The dog, which was named Minnie, was reportedly found dead in the 2500 block of Community Avenue in Montrose, the Glendale News-Press reported.

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.


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Photo: A coyote likely killed a Maltese dog in Montrose. Credit: Mark Boster