PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A coyote attacked and killed a dog earlier this week outside a home in Douglas County.

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It’s a sad reminder sent out by the Parker Police Department to keep an eye on pets and keep them safe.

The deadly attack happened southeast of Parker Road and E-470.

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Officers are reminding people to keep pets on a short leash, and be especially careful from dusk through dawn when coyotes are most active.