BROOMFIELD (CBS4) – A Broomfield woman is mourning the loss of her two dogs after a coyote attack Sunday morning.
The attack happened in the Front Range Mobile Home Park near 120th Avenue and Huron Street. The woman is now trying to spread the word to prevent it from happening to others.READ MORE: Snow, Rain A Welcome Sight In Colorado But Drought Still A Big Problem
Emotions are still very raw for Linda Vissar but she talked to CBS4’s Rahel Solomon because she said the only thing worse than what happened to her two dogs is it happening again.
Vissar lives near an elementary school and her biggest concern is that small children are often in the same area.
Vissar said at around 6:45 a.m. she let her shih-tzu Trixie and her daughter’s Austrilian shepherd dog Nelly outside. Minutes later she came out to find Trixie mauled to death on the other side of her gated backyard and Nelly badly injured still in the backyard.READ MORE: Colorado Community Uses 'The Social Dilemma' To Ignite Conversation About Unity, Change
The coyote had apparently hopped the fence to get to the dogs. Nelly’s injuries were so severe she had to be put down at the veterinarian’s office.
Police in Broomfield are aware of the attack and say Colorado Parks and Wildlife has also been notified.
Vissar says she just hopes neighbors keep alert so what happened to Trixie and Nelly doesn’t happen to them.
“Trixie, she was almost 11 years old. She was my baby and she was blind, and other than that she was healthy, Vissar said. “I’m going to miss her a lot.”MORE NEWS: COVID In Denver: Vaccine Focus Continues In Underserved Communities
Vissar says they’ve known about foxes and raccoons in the area but never coyotes.