Unlike the current coyote reign of terror in Henderson County, it is very unusual for coyotes to come anywhere near residential area, but sometimes they do.  People terrify them.  Pets, not so much.  Protect your pets.  Don’t leave them chained up outside.  Make sure any enclosure is secure and can’t be jumped over or dug under.  And don’t let your cats roam around.  Cats are like Tootsie Rolls to coyotes.