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Family's dog killed by coyotes near Wheaton elementary school

Posted On: Jan 11, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

WHEATON, Ill. - The Flynn family is devastated after their 7-year-old Cockapoo, Riley, was attacked and killed by two coyotes late Wednesday.
The family said they let the 20-pound dog outside just before midnight. He quickly darted across the yard and through his electric fence - being chased by the coyotes. The family didn't see the animals when they let Riley outside.
Owner Bernadette Flynn said her husband and daughter searched their Wheaton neighborhood for Riley, who they found behind their home, near the Hurley Gardens tennis courts. The park isn't far from Madison Elementary School.
“She saw some white fur on the ground,” Flynn said. “She went over to him. He was still alive, and there were two coyotes standing over him. She ran up, and they ran away.”
The family rushed Riley to the vet, but he died on the way. Now, the Flynn's are warning other residents in the area to keep a close eye on their animals.
“You can't be complacent,” Flynn said. “Don't assume are not in our...

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