(CBS) – A Riverside family is thankful their dog is alive after an attack by two coyotes.
The owners of the Weimaraner say it was out in the backyard Thursday morning. Minutes later, they heard crying and ran outside to find two coyotes attacking the dog.READ MORE: One Person Missing, Three Rescued From Lake Michigan In Evanston Amid Dangerous Rip Currents
The owners chased the coyotes off by yelling and throwing things at them.READ MORE: Rideshare Driver Carjacked By Two Men In Avalon Park
The dog was treated for minor wounds and expected to be OK.
Riverside police are warning pet owners to keep a close eye on their animals since this is mating season for coyotes.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest