residents feeding the coyotes. To halt the practice, the Animal Control By-law has been amended to include a $5000 fine for feeding wildlife.
Call the Animal Control Hotline 905.896.5858 or after business hours 905-615-3000 to report:
• A wildlife contact with a person or pet
• Feeding of wildlife
• Unusual wildlife behavior
• Sick animals
Since we will need to co-exist with the coyote population, you need to ensure that you never leave children and pets unattended in your yard; avoid walking in isolated areas between dusk and dawn however, carry an umbrella, cell phone or audible alarm if you do. Should you encounter a coyote stay calm, hold your ground and never run. If approached, make yourself appear larger by raising your arms and clap your hand or shout to make noise.