Recently, two celebrities have lost their dogs due to coyote attacks. In some areas of California, coyotes are common, and will take advantage of any chance to get food. Of course the coyotes don’t know the difference between a family pet and their usual prey, so it’s really up to owners to be aware.
The recent attacks of celebrity pets should serve as a reminder to all pet owners to keep an eye on your animals. Be sure you know what kinds of dangers are in your area, including wildlife, as well as other hazzards, and have a plan incase of an emergency.
Jessica Simpson’s dog daisy was taken in front of her eyes, and they are still holding out hope that the dog can be found. They think it was a younger coyote, which might not know to eat the dog.
Sadly, Ozzy and Sharon Osbournes’ dog Little Bit is known not to have survived the attack. They lost their beloved pet in their own back yard. In a side note, the dog loving Ozzy will be donating $10,000 to the Muncie Police Department in Indiana to buy a new police dog. The Osbournes are known dog lovers, with 18 dogs, most from the pound.
If you live in an area where there is wildlife, please get to know what you can do to protect your pets and yourself. The authorities in California have issued some guidelines for owners in coyote filled areas. You can check with your local state department of animal services for information about your area. With proper education, people, pets, and wildlife can more peacefully coexist.