Two current news stories should concern Bedford dog owners.
Three dogs have been killed by coyotes, one each in Concord, Wayland, and Sudbury. A little too close to ignore.
Multiple dogs, cats killed by coyotes in MetroWest communities – WCVB Aug 25, 2022. Coyotes have been spotted all around town. The news says they are trying to fatten up for the winter. Also, the young coyotes are on their own now trying to establish themselves.
The Citizen has run two articles on coyotes
- Coyote Attacked Two Kids in Arlington, but Bedford has Coyotes Too, The Bedford Citizen – Sept 7, 2021
- Coyotes in Residential Areas ~ Tips from the Board of Health – The Bedford Citizen – Feb 21, 2019
A mysterious illness is affecting dogs in Michigan, if the coyotes in the neighborhood don’t make you nervous enough. Some New Hampshire dogs are reported to be experiencing the same symptoms as the dogs in Michigan.
- Unidentified parvo-like virus kills dozens of dogs in Michigan – USA Today – Aug 25, 2022. And
- What dog owners need to know about the strange pneumonia afflicting canines in N.H.
If you need to reach Bedford’s Animal Control Officer
Bedford and Lexington share an Animal Control Officer, Mike Leskouski. He can be reached through the Bedford Police Department’s non-emergency number, 781-275-1212.