Will coyotes or bobcats eat my pet?

Rodents (mainly rabbits and squirrels) are the primary source of food for urban coyotes and bobcats. Coyotes also eat insects and fruit. Though unusual, encounters between coyotes/bobcats and household pets can be dangerous or deadly. This is especially true for small dogs, which may act aggressive or overly-confident for their size. Small dogs (under 25 lbs.) should be supervised when outside, including in the backyard. When walking a small dog, use a 6-foot, non-retractable leash to keep the dog close. Animal control officers advise pet owners not to let cats roam free.

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1. Can Allen Animal Services trap, move or kill the wildlife roaming my neighborhood?
2. Why don’t coyotes and bobcats stay away from populated areas?
3. Will coyotes or bobcats eat my pet?
4. Will coyotes or bobcats hurt my children?
5. What should I do if I see a coyote or bobcat?
6. I hear coyotes howling every night – and it sounds like there are dozens of them! Isn’t it dangerous to have a pack of coyotes so close to humans?