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Old 05-03-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Coyotees testing postive for rabies and another yorkie snatched!

Police in a New Jersey community are warning residents to be on alert after a coyote walked away from a home with a dog in its mouth last week.
Police in the Morris County township of Randolph say a homeowner let the pet Yorkie out at around 10 p.m. Tuesday and witnessed the coyote snatch the dog.

Neither of the animals has been seen since.
It's the latest coyote sighting in New Jersey. A man walking his dog was attacked earlier this month in Bergen County by a coyote that later tested positive for rabies. A second aggressive coyote was also found dead in a trap over the weekend; it was found non-rabid.
In nearby Saddle River, another rabid coyote attacked a man and his dog while he was working in the yard.
Coyotes have also been turning up more frequently in New York City.


Coyote Snatches Pet Yorkie in Mouth, Runs Away in New Jersey: Police | NBC New York


While the above if frightening regarding the poor Yorkie being snatched from it's yard I find the idea that coyotes in the article have tested positive for Rabies! This is why I am so opposed to relying on titer testing to asses immunity for vaccines or worse yet skipping then altogether with the current antivax movement.

I recently faced this situation with Doodlebug who has never had any core vaccines since puppyhood because he had worsening reactions to the DHPP. My vet said that he should not be further vaccinated because each time he was worse. I've been concerned regarding Distemper in the past since it can be carried by wild animals such as raccoons and foxes. But I'd never really given a second thought about Parvo. He is on a 3 year vaccine schedule for Rabies and has never had issues with that vaccine.

My daughter's friend got a new puppy that died within 48 hours after brining it home . When I asked what happened all she knew was she wasn't sure but the vet told the family that most puppies that get this illness died. She was there playing with the puppy before it was PTS (I didn't ask ) and then their older dog also died about a week later from Parvo because he was lacking in vaccines. The girl was at my house, Meg was there and I was VERY worried. I've
already had DBug at the vet where we discussed titer testing him to see if he has immunity and if he doesn't there will be a plan in place to vaccine to raise his immunity. We also discussed the antivax movement and certain vets that seems to be floating around on both YT and FB recently and how tittering for some cases like mine are of merit while others for Rabies are worthless because they are not accepted as a vaccine requirement.
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Very scary -- both the coyote attack and the positive rabies. I recently saw a coyote running down our street at night and heard the howling the next morning. They are everywhere, and they are not afraid of humans -- even when they don't have rabies.
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Very scary -- both the coyote attack and the positive rabies. I recently saw a coyote running down our street at night and heard the howling the next morning. They are everywhere, and they are not afraid of humans -- even when they don't have rabies.
I just can't even imagine being out from a walk with my dog and being attacked by a rabid coyote!
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We are having these same issues in a city not far from Toronto, Canada. Scary
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When I had a Siberian Husky, I was out for a walk in the woods one day when she spotted a coyote. She bolted and ran after the coyote to play. I almost didn't get her back. That's why I NEVER go for a walk with a dog without a leash, and a firm grip on the leash. Fortunately, my Husky was as big as the coyote, and they went running off to play (the husky was spayed, thank goodness). My Bella is so small, though, that a coyote would mistake her for food. Very scary.
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Very sad that the yorkie was snatched. However, if the yorkie was attacked by a rabid animal and survived, it would have had to be put down unless current on rabies. I think post-exposure rabies treatment only applies to humans. I'm not sure we have a post-exposure protocol for dogs.
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After reading this thread yesterday, I went online last night to our local TV station's website only to read that there is a coyote roaming the streets close to the section of the city where I live. They are advising all people not to let any small children or small animals out by themselves. I will definitely be staying outside when my two babies are out in the yard.

I can't understand how these coyotes and other wild animals get in the middle of a city.
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After reading this thread yesterday, I went online last night to our local TV station's website only to read that there is a coyote roaming the streets close to the section of the city where I live. They are advising all people not to let any small children or small animals out by themselves. I will definitely be staying outside when my two babies are out in the yard.

I can't understand how these coyotes and other wild animals get in the middle of a city.
Coyotes are real opportunist nuisances. They aren't afraid of people anymore. It's so scary to me.
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So scary with the parvo and rabies, megansmomma. I wonder if they tried to use Tamiflu to treat the pups with parvo.
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We live up in the hills above San Jose and you wouldn't think about an address that close to such a populated area would have the animals it does. But OMG..we had a TERRIBLE coyote infestation. Year before Last- there were 2 of them. Then last year, 4!( And they are NOT afraid of people either- I ran them out of my yard several times) But this spring there were EIGHT. Three dogs disappeared from the neighborhood- one of whom I heard get attacked one night. I was pretty sure he was killed based on what I heard and when I asked his owner the next day he said all they found was his bloody collar.


Another one of the neighbors caught the beasties after they DUG UNDER the wiring of his chicken coop and killed 2 of his hens. He then had to literally run them out with a broom to keep them from going after the other birds.


We found out a third neighbor, who very sweet and something of a hippie- was FEEDING THE COYOTES WITH HIS CATS! OMG!!!! He has multiple feral cats he has had fixed and set free and he said the coyotes would line up with the cats in the morning to get breakfast. "He" believed they wouldn't hurt the cats because he was feeding them. But after neighborhood pets started disappearing, and one of the other neighbor's Llama's got attacked and hurt defending the sheep around it from the pests...another one of the neighbors not to be mentioned put a "Specially treated meat" out for the coyotes near their den. Must have worked because I haven't seen a single one, nor have anymore domestic animals been hurt since.


I feel bad for the coyotes as innocent animals. But they really can be a problem. I guess that is one of the dangers of living on the edge of a wilderness area. We must protect the animals in our care. I know I would put myself in danger to protect my little Roxie. But I would never allow her to go out, especially at night and not be right there with me on a leash. She does get to play chase with our neighbors dog for short bursts of time in the fenced in area of our yard. But I am always looking for coyotes and hawks while she runs. I know she needs the exercise but it always makes me nervous so I am extra diligent during these periods. These little fur babies are like having 2 years olds. You'd never let a toddler out of the house after dark I hope.
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That is just Horrible !!
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