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Pet Safety tips by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have you heard about, or perhaps seen, a coyote in our community? According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), coyotes are found throughout Florida and are now considered to be a naturalized species in all 67 Florida counties. It’s important to keep our pets safe from coyotes, so follow these FWC tips:

*  Do not allow them to roam freely, keep cats indoors. Free-roaming cats are at a high risk of being preyed upon by coyotes and other animals.

*  Walk small dogs on a short leash that is less than six feet long, especially at night, dusk or dawn.

*  Be extra careful if you are going to walk your pet in a wooded area that has heavy foliage, where coyotes may rest.

*  If pets are kept in a fenced yard, be sure the fence is at least 6 feet high to deter coyotes from jumping over it and check the bottom of the fence regularly to ensure there are no holes where coyotes         can get underneath.

*  Remove attractants from around your home, including pet food and unsecured garbage left outside. Problems with coyotes can be significantly reduced if residents remove attractants and secure               trash.


January 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm