According to the Plain Township, Ohio Community Facebook page, two pet owners reported Wednesday they lost dogs to coyote attacks.
In March, North Canton Police urged residents to speak up if "wolf-like animals" were spotted in the area after a resident in the 200 block of 7th Street NE reported what he believed to be a wolf-like animal trying to get into a fenced-in ball park at Dogwood Park.
Here's the entire Facebook post from the Plain Township page:
"Friends, we received an e-mail today from our Vet Clinic in North Canton that two customers lost their dogs to coyote attacks over the last few days. There also was a report of a coyote being spotted in Price Park. Take caution when letting your pets out!"
As originally reported by North Canton Patch, Police Chief Stephan Wilder said in a press release:
I do want to emphasize that should anyone see a coyote or like sized animal, that appears to be acting aggressively or menacing toward people or animals, to please call the police department and we will respond to your call for assistance. Our concern is your concern for safety. Just be careful. It's wildlife that is re-entering our county.
Due to these and past reports of coyote sightings in Stark County, this media release is to serve as a public safety reminder for all who live, work or visit the City of North Canton and to be aware of their surroundings for safety’s sake. Safety is a responsibility we all need to share.
Residents are encouraged to report sightings as soon as possible to their local law enforcement agency or for those living within the city to the North Canton Police Department at 330-499-5911.
Are you worried about coyote activity in the area? Are you taking extra precautious with your pets?