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Keep your pets safe from coyotes

(Jan 21, 2014)

The City of Westminster has received a number of reports of coyotes entering residents' yards and attacking dogs on the west side of the city. Residents should be aware that coyote activity and aggression may be increasing due to their breeding season, which lasts from January to March. To protect your pet from a coyote attack, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division suggests the following:

  • Keep pets on a 6-foot leash when walking.
  • Always supervise your pet when outside, especially at dawn or dusk.
  • Never leave cats or dogs outside after dark.
  • If you must leave your dog outside, secure it in a fully enclosed kennel.
  • Do not allow dogs to interact with coyote.
  • Don’t leave pet food outside.
  • Keep garbage in storage facility or sealed container.
  • If a coyote approaches you, throw sticks and rocks and use a loud, authoritative voice. Do not run.

For additional information on living with coyotes, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

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