Originally Posted by CSACANNONEER
Last month, our old sheltie never came back when she let him out in the morning.
that's horrible. Sorry to hear it.
Up here in Eastern WA, the coyotes get hungry during the cold, snowy winter. They go after things they have no business trying to eat. When I was a kid, maybe 12 y/o, one attacked a friend of mine and as he ran across the field back to my house trying to get away from it, my dog shot out from the house and saved his butt and chased the coyote away. She was a large, smart, dedicated dog. Still, we were lucky to never lose her or the other dog to coyotes. Lots of stories of a single coyote luring dogs away from their home and then, before the dog knows it, it's surrounded by a dozen coyotes and it doesn't make it home
OP -- keep your dog safe! Don't break the law.