Thursday, August 23, 2012

Puppy Grabbed & Taken While From Lawn While Family In Pool (900 Block Stone Canyon Road)

Please see below a report from a Bel-Air neighbor:

On Sunday, Aug 19th at 8:30 pm, large coyote killed homeowner's puppy in backyard in the 900 block of Stone Canyon Road.  The husband, wife and their two grade-school age daughters were swimming in their pool while their two dogs were next to them playing on the grass.  A large coyote suddenly appeared, grabbed the 9-month-old puppy and ran up their backyard hill.  The husband jumped out of the pool, screamed at the coyote, threw pots and sticks at the coyote and chased it while the coyote continued running up his backyard hill with the puppy in its mouth.  A few minutes later, the husband heard a coyote "frenzy" up above him but could not see anything because it was dark.  The husband said that the coyote did not exhibit any fear when he was screaming and throwing things at it and acted very aggressive.  The next day, the homeowner's housekeeper found the puppy's body on the side of the street on the corner of Bellagio and Stone Canyon Roads.  Needless to say, the family, especially the two young girls, are traumatized by what they saw and are devastated at the loss of their puppy.  


In addition to notifying our Bel-Air resources at, please report ALL coyote or aggressive wildlife sightings to West Los Angeles Animal Services @ 310-207-3156 to file a "Wildlife Sighting Report."

      [Tell them Officer Randall (the Officer in charge of our area) asked specifically that Bel-Air is to make, and the Shelter is to accept, phone reports.]

     You would file this report whether it was a mountain lion or a coyote.

Dept of Fish & Game @ 562-596-3885