Colleen and Richard Labbe of Milton own the dog that was attacked by a coyote the other morning. She reports it was hardly a case of a dog being unleashed and going after the coyote as reported by police; in fact, the coyote attacked the dog in their backyard:
Our dog, Cally, was not on a leash because she was in our own, fenced-in back yard. In the early morning, my husband took her out to go to the bathroom. My husband was in the backyard as well. The coyote attacked our dog in the backyard and ran out of the gate and down the street, with her in its mouth.
My husband, Richard Labbe, chased it down the street and jumped on it, which caused the coyote to drop the dog. Cally was able to run home and we brought her to the hospital.
She is now recovering from several wounds. We are grateful that she survived.
However, the coyote was spotted at the end of our street again this morning. Neighbors see it often walking up and down Collamore Street and Alvin Ave. And we have recently been informed that it also attacked another dog in neighboring Quincy.
We have called the Police and Animal Control and are hoping something will be done immediately. They are aware that it is a female coyote with 3 pups and living in the woods on Alvin Ave.