HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) —  Hacienda Heights family is heartbroken after one of their pets was killed by a coyote and another critically injured.

The family lives on Wedgeworth Drive.

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KCAL9’s Stacey Butler said the coyote scaled an 8-foot fence to attack the two dogs, a 13-year-old mother and son.

“We lost one baby, our Honey while she was protecting her son, Davidson,” says Andrea Hess, who was watching her sister’s dogs while she was on vacation.

“Our other baby, Davidson is badly injured with a puncture wound to the chest from a bite that’s already become infected, broken ribs, and air under his skin (which is critical) right now,” the family told Butler.

They found Davidson, aka Davey, in his dog house shaking uncontrollably. He was in shock.”

Honey is no where to be found. They believe she died trying to save Davey and was probably carried off by the coyote.

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“She died trying to save him,” Hess says, “he’s alive because I know she protected him. She was a fighter.’

Betty Peterson won’t walk her poodle Octavio without a baseball bat in hand.

Of coyote attacks in the area, Peterson said, “It’s escalating.”

Honey and Davey were attacked when it was still light out.

Vet bills are likely to reach $2,000. The family has set up a GoFundMe page.

 

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