VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A near-fatal coyote attack on a cat in Vancouver has some local vets warning pet owners to take precautions when letting furry friends outside.
Staff at Canada West Veterinary Specialists say coyotes are more aggressive during the spring and summer months, as they search for food in urban areas to feed their pups.
That means a family pet can often be a target.
A two-year-old cat named Luna was brought to the clinic with a fractured skull last Monday, after it was attacked by a coyote.
Luna survived, and is now able to go home.
Vets say people should always supervise their small pet when it’s outside, and keep them on a leash.