The feline mascot for a small coffeehouse in Winters died earlier this week after being attacked by a dog on the shop's patio, the small business said in a Facebook post.
Steady Eddy's Coffee House in downtown Winters has featured orange tabby Eddy as its mascot for over a decade, with a silhouette in his image appearing on cups and mugs. For years, employees and owners would feed Eddy when they opened in the morning, according to the Woodland Daily Democrat.
On Tuesday, an off-leash dog attacked Eddy sometime in the evening. Eddy did not survive the injuries he suffered, and the owners are seeking the pet's owners, the Woodland Daily Democrat reported.
“We are saddened by the loss of our mascot,” the Facebook post said, “our ‘Steady Eddy’ and he will forever be missed.”
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The post also asked pet owners not to let their pets off their leashes, though Steady Eddy's is pet-friendly.
In a comment below the post, Steady Eddy's said they filed a report with Yolo County Animal Control.
One witness commented on Facebook that she thought employees handled the situation well.
Eddy the tabby was adopted by the shop's original owner and had helped represent Steady Eddy's for about 12 yeas.
Winters is a rural city, about 7,000 in population, a few miles west of Davis.