A man and his dog were attacked by a pack of coyotes on Tuesday night in Alliston. Just before midnight, the OPP received a report from a resident who had been walking his dog on Albert Street when he encountered the coyotes. He said there were about 8 coyotes in the pack and 3 of them attacked him and his dog. His dog was able to fend off the 3 coyotes and both the man and his dog were not injured.
The OPP are releasing this story in order to warn others to be careful, as the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) says that this is coyote breeding season and a time when they’re generally in packs during the evening hours. The MNR also advised that coyotes are very good at taking advantage of whatever food people make available. It has been suggested that the coyotes are either being fed or they have found a food source in this area.
The OPP would like to remind people to ensure their dog is leashed while being walked and to be vigilante of these roaming coyotes. Equally important is to remember to ensure that garbage containing food is not available to them.