THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - A coyote lives in my neighbourhood – are my pets at risk?

Coyotes are generally not dangerous to people, but they have been known to attack and kill small pets if given the opportunity and if other resources are scarce. Pet guardians should be careful because coyotes will prey on free-roaming cats and small dogs, and there have even been occasional cases where dogs have been attacked even while on leash. Coyotes are in fact beneficial to our urban environment as they eat small mammals like rats and mice. To keep our pets safe, we need to be responsible pet guardians and also ensure we do not leave free meals like garbage and pet food outdoors for coyotes to be attracted to.

 

 

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