This story is really hard to hear, as a dog owner. But it's really important to pay attention, and keep your pups safe.
It is mating season for coyotes across Illinois. All dogs are at risk, regardless of the size of the dog. It's also extremely important to note that coyotes can get over and under backyard fences.
Three dogs in Deerfield were attacked last week by a coyote; one of the dogs did not survive the attack: