Small Dog’s Death Raises Concern About Coyotes | Mount Kisco Homes

Concerns about a coyote invasion in Westchester County have been heightened since the animals attacked and killed one woman’s beloved dog.

As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported Monday night, a tiny backyard memorial has been set up for the small dog that lost her life to three vicious members of her own taxonomic genus.

“She was a Chihuahua-terrier mix, about 7 pounds; full of heart,” said Kristin Porteus.

But the tiny pup, Roxy, was no match for a pack of three coyotes last Friday morning.

Like any other day, Porteus let her three dogs into the backyard of her Mount Kisco home in Westchester County. But on this particular day, there were three coyotes right there waiting.

“Right around here, I saw a lot of commotion and Roxy was barking, and I saw two coyotes come,” Porteus said.

Two of Porteus’ small dogs were able to escape as she chased the coyotes out of her backyard. But Roxy could not get away.

Now, Porteus and other Mount Kisco residents have become worried that the brazen animals are becoming more aggressive. They are afraid the animals may attack a child next.




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