Coy-dog crosses are not common. For whatever reason, folks in Aliquippa think they are. There were two sightings of not one, but TWO alleged coy-dogs. These were most likely dogs.
In one case, a woman called to say a coyote, actually described as an Akita mix, was chasing and trying to bite her.
Police arrived. They stated the dog wasn't lunging. It was not trying to bite anyone. For all intents and purposes, it was not acting dangerous. But they shot the dog anyways, calling it a "euthanasia".