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Coyotes

For emergencies involving coyotes call 911.

Coyotes are predators and are naturally drawn to areas like greenbelts, golf courses, open spaces, water ways and trails. These kinds of natural areas provide shelter, water and food for urban wildlife species to thrive.

If You Encounter a Coyote

Coyotes generally are scared of humans and it is exceedingly rare to have a coyote bite or attack a human; however, Arvada Animal Management encourages residents to use hazing techniques such as shouting, clapping hands, exaggerated arm gestures and stomping feet if they see a coyote.

How to Discourage Coyote Familiarity

  • NEVER feed a coyote.
  • Do not leave pet food outside, day or night.
  • Do not leave trash uncovered. Make sure dumpsters are covered at all times.
  • Do not encourage them into our neighborhoods and yards.

How to Protect Your Pets

  • When walking your dog, keep your dog on a leash.
  • Keep cats indoors. Outdoor cats are at risk of becoming prey to coyotes (and other predators).
  • Supervise pets in backyards that back to open space or greenbelts where coyotes have been documented.

Reporting Coyote Activity

You can submit a request online or call Arvada Animal Management at 720-898-6850. 

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