One dog injured, one missing, following coyote attack in Wheaton
Two small dogs were attacked by a pack of coyotes Thursday night in Wheaton, and while one is injured but recovering, the second has gone missing, according to reports.
Jake, a 12-year old silky terrier, and Floyd, a 15-month old Yorkshire terrier, were surrounded by between four and six coyotes in their backyard on Mohican Drive, near Herrick Lake in the Arrowhead Estates neighborhood, according to their owner Sue Reid.
Jake was bit several times by the coyotes, but rescued by Reid. When she ran outside to break up the fight, Floyd was missing.
He was not wearing a collar with dog tags during the attack, but Reid told the Daily Herald that she hopes someone will find him and bring him home.
She said she hopes he escaped the attack and is hiding somewhere.
The second dog, Jake, received staples for several puncture wounds, and is on medication to help with the healing, according to media reports.