11/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/14/2019 19:02
In response to recent coyote activity in and around Long Beach, residents are reminded to follow important safeguards to protect pets and property against these wild animals. Coyotes do not require open space to survive and have successfully adapted to living in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Coyotes can be seen at any time of day, although they are most active at dusk, dawn and at night.
The following techniques are recommended to compassionately co-exist with coyotes and to protect yourself and your pets:
In 2015, after unanimous action from City Council and community engagement, Long Beach instituted a Coyote Management Plan to effectively respond to concerns about coyotes. Long Beach is committed to safety for people and animals and Animal Care Services is requesting the assistance of the community. Please email [email protected] or call (562) 570-7387 to request informational flyers, to schedule a speaker for a neighborhood watch or community meeting or to determine whether an Animal Control Officer is needed.
It is important to make reports about coyote activity and encounters to Long Beach Animal Care Services. To report coyote sightings and encounters, visit www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife.
An Animal Control Officer will respond to coyote calls if the coyote is sick or injured, out in the daytime in areas around people, especially children at parks or schools or anytime there is an attack or threatening behavior toward a person or pet. If a coyote is posing an imminent threat to life, call 9-1-1.
Media inquiries can be directed to Staycee Dains, Manager of Animal Care Services
562.570.3051 or [email protected].