At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday, July 13, a dog was taken from the backyard of a residence near the 200 block of South Briggs Street in Erie, Colorado. The owner attempted to intervene and received a small scratch to her hand from the coyote.
The coyote has not been located. The Erie Police Department’s Animal Control Officer is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Weld County Public Health.
If you encounter a coyote behaving aggressively, or a coyote attack we urge you to contact our dispatch at 303-441-4444. Ask to speak with an officer, who will forward the details to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
For information on how to minimize coyote encounters visit: https://www.erieco.gov/265/Coyotes-FAQs.