Coyotes in Glendale? Police department warns residents

Coyotes in Glendale? Police department warns residents

GLENDALE, OH (FOX19) - The Glendale Police Department is warning of coyotes in the village after a coyote attacked a resident's dog.

The dog did not suffer life threatening injuries, but the police department is warning residents to not leave their dogs and other household pets unattended in the yard or free to roam during the day.

Glendale PD says the village is monitoring the situation. Below is a list of tips from the Ohio Department of Wildlife if you do encounter a coyote in your back yard.

  • Identify that the canine is a coyote and not a stray dog. If you determine that the animal is a stray dog, contact your county dog warden.
  • If you do have a coyote on your property, remove all "attractants" to possibly deter the coyote from returning. This includes: garbage, pet food and cleaning up around the grill.
  • Keep small dogs and cats inside or stay with them at night when coyotes are most active.
  • If the coyote seems to lack the fear of humans, contact a nuisance trapper. You can locate a trapper by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE.

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