Weymouth Police warning pet owners after coyote attack

WEYMOUTH, MA (WHDH) - Police in Weymouth are warning residents to be careful with pets after a coyote attack in the area.

Officials say Animal Control responded to a coyote attack in the Great Hill Area.

Reports indicated the coyote had attacked a cat.

The coyote reportedly dropped the cat when the owner came out and yelled at the coyote. The owner then picked up the cat, but was chased by the coyote.

The cat suffered serious injuries and was treated at a local vet.

Animal Control officers found and euthanized the coyote. It was later sent for rabies testing.

Officials are warning the public that pets should not be unattended outside.

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