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A coyote killed dog in Back Bay Circle - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

August 26, 2016

A coyote killed dog in Back Bay Circle

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  • bvresident posted at 10:51 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    I feel very sorry for your loved pet that you let down by allowing it to run free. Whether it's a coyote or a car or just someone who doesn't like dogs doesn't really matter-the poor animal trusted you to keep it safe. It was not an accident. You intentionally let it out for "its morning run".

  • Robert Buckner posted at 11:37 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Robert Buckner Posts: 934

    Is it just assumed a coyote? I couldn't tell from the story. I'm saddened for your loss.

  • Bigjim posted at 12:57 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 1121

    Nice of You to get on someone who has a lost and is just telling others so they can take steps needed!
    Sorry for Your loss, not like some others who only think of themselves.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 5:06 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I'm also surprised, along with Robert, that nowhere in the story is a coyote mentioned. I've been told by the GDN that the paper titles letters to the editor, not the person writing the letter.

    A coyote definitely makes sense; after all, they're common in Texas. A brilliantly adaptable animal, equally at home in a desert, in a swamp, in the mountains, and in Galveston.

    I'm saddened about the loss of a pet, but seriously, I wish people wouldn't let their animals roam free. I learned my lesson years ago when our beloved cat was hit by a car. Never again did I let a pet go unconstrained or unattended when outside the fence.

  • bvresident posted at 6:42 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    Well Bigjim, I feel more sorry for the poor little dog that was ripped to shreds by whatever. At this point, if someone in Galveston has a pulse and doesn't know there are coyotes who will eat their small pets then you have to wonder really how concerned they were for their animals.

    Even in Bayou Vista there have been coyote sightings and a homeowner in Omega Bay actually took a picture of one in his driveway. Since my yard isn't fenced and I have neighbor with some pit bulls who get out, my small dogs are always on a leash when they go out and I always have a little coyote/pit bull repellent on me. Sorry if I sound unsympathetic about this couple's loss but at some point you have to realize who's at fault for what happened and that it was the little dog who we should feel sorry for.

  • Jarvo posted at 7:44 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 628

    Sorry for your loss, we all know how hurt you are , just ignore some of the mean spirited comments.

  • gen5 posted at 8:32 am on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    gen5 Posts: 7

    Loss of a beloved pet is truly a heart-breaking experience. I'm so sorry that you have been deprived of your loving little companion.