Coyotes

Neighborhood Coyote Program


The City of Azusa provides coyote-related management and services through a partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG). The Neighborhood Coyote Program serves as an avenue to address, educate on, and report coyote interactions as well as ensure the safety of residents and pets. Through education and resources, the program provides various methods to report coyote encounters, as well as tips and information to promote coyote safety. 

The Neighborhood Coyote Program provides the following services:
Hotline Number and Response: (626) 278-8039
Online Reporting Tools
Resource Referrals
Pet Safety Planning
Crisis Intervention
Workshops and Training
Information and Tools
Educational Materials

For more information on the program, please visit: sgvcog.org/coyotes

Encounters

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control. They are, by nature. fearful of humans.

If coyotes are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior changes. They lose
caution and fear. They may cause property damage. They might threaten human safety.
They might be killed.

Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else’s neighborhood.

Help prevent deadly conflicts for these wild animals.

Precautions:

They eat practically everything and are attracted to places where they can find easy pickings of fruit, trash, or small animals.

  • Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. The result may be deadly conflicts with pets or livestock, or serious injuries to small children
  • Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places.
  • Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young.
  • If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction.
  • If a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the nearest Department of Fish and Game or law enforcement office.

Stash Your Trash
Allowing coyotes access to human food and garbage is reckless and deadly.

Coyotes primarily hunt rodents and rabbits for food, but will take advantage of whatever is available, including garbage, pet food, and domestic animals.

  • Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
  • Remove sources of water, especially in dry climates.
  • Bring pets in at night, and do not leave pet food outside.
  • Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
  • Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry, etc.
  • Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
  • Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.
Please respect and protect wild animals.

Keep them wild.