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Coyotes Attack Therapy Dogs in Muskego

Unread postby Carol » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:18 am

Good spot to do some coyote hunting......

Coyotes Attack Therapy Dogs in Muskego
By Heather Shannon

Story Created: Dec 13, 2010
MUSKEGO---Several therapy animals at Acres of Hope and Aspirations were attacked and killed by coyotes recently.

"It's like we lost family members," Lisa Alberte of Acres of Hope and Aspirations said.

Therapy animals Adrienne, Gordie, Papa Drake, and Roan worked with adults and children suffering from brain injuries at Acres of Hope and Aspirations.

"They all contribute. We always look forward to working with them every day," Alberte said.

So explaining to patients that they were attacked by hungry coyotes is difficult.

"I think it's going to affect them immensely," Michelle Zalar said of the patients. "They're used to going out there and feeding them, caring for them. They know them by name, so it's like everybody lost a little piece."

Zalar ran outside after she heard the coyotes howl.

"There were two sets of eyes. One was the deer and one was the coyote's, and it was terrifying," she said.

She and other employees tried to chase the coyotes away. But it was too late. The four therapy animals lost their lives. Now they are doing everything possible to keep other animals safe. Logs and stumps cover the holes that the coyotes' dug underneath the rehab center's fence. Employees filled bottles with vinegar and salt to throw off the coyote's sense of smell. Donkeys, a horse, and several pigs, geese, and ducks are now locked in barns. And Zalar has this warning for everyone who lives in the area:

"We just want to keep our animals and our children safe. We want people out there to know they have to keep their eyes open," she said.

Acres of Hope and Aspirations is asking anyone with information on how to keep coyotes away without hurting their other animals to let them know. You can email them at acreshope@yahoo.com or call them at 414-422-4882. They are also asking for donation of blankets and cages to keep the other therapy animals safe and warm at night.

Acres of Hope and Aspirations uses animals as a way to assist in care and rehabilitation for people suffering from traumatic brain injuries.


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Re: Coyotes Attack Therapy Dogs in Muskego

Unread postby Carol » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:35 am

Coyotes in Muskego? Therapy animals lost to attacks

By Jane Ford

Posted: Dec. 13, 2010

Michelle Alar of the Acres of Hope & Aspirations, S7138 Durham Place, wants Muskego residents to be on the alert for coyotes after the facility lost several therapy animals to coyote attacks recently.

She said she found five holes coyotes dug under an 8-foot wire fence surrounding the facility that provides a habitat for chickens, geese, ducks, peacocks, a rabbit, pot-bellied pigs, deer, a pony and cats. Members of the staff drove the coyotes off with ice picks and pitchforks.

The coyotes are not frightened by motion detector lights, Alar said, so Muskego residents should watch their pet dogs and cats at night.

Alar, who said Muskego police referred her to private trappers to get rid of the coyotes, is also appealing to the community for help. She asks anyone with suggestions to keep the coyotes away to contact Acres of Hope & Aspirations at (414) 422-4882 and/or e-mail acreshope@yahoo.com.

Acres of Hope & Aspirations is a home/farm that helps people recover from brain injuries.

The farm also needs donated funds, cages, blankets, towels, hay and straw, apples, carrots, spinach, corn and bread for the animals this holiday season.
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Re: Coyotes Attack Therapy Dogs in Muskego

Unread postby lungbuster » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:57 am

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