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Dog Mauling Renews Concerns About Suburban Coyotes

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Stock photo of Australian Shepherd dogs. (credit: Jane Burton/GettyImages)

Stock photo of Australian Shepherd dogs. (credit: Jane Burton/GettyImages)

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ROSWELL,Ga.(AP) — The mauling of a dog in the Atlanta suburbs has renewed concerns about coyotes that prowl subdivisions.

Joe Feinberg tells WSB-TV that Saturday’s attack left his 40-pound Australian shepherd mix with several gash wounds.

Feinberg tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a veterinarian who stitched up the dog told him the animal is lucky to be alive after the attack. Feinberg says the ordeal has left him fearful of letting his 3-year-old daughter out at night.

Roswellis one of several metro Atlanta communities trying to figure out how to deal with coyotes. Sandy Springs and Decatur have also reported issues with the animals.

In Sandy Springs, the Huntcliff Homeowner’s Association recently hired a trapper to deal with coyotes in that neighborhood.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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