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Statement About Coyotes in LaSalle

Posted on Thursday June 06, 2019
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Town of LaSalle Administration and Council are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a dog due to a coyote attack. We have heard of these type of situations over the years, and are listening to the comments that we have been receiving. What makes LaSalle unique is the blend of urban and wooded areas which has led to these types of conflicts between wildlife and residents.

As a municipality, managing wildlife is out of our jurisdiction. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) helps manage wildlife in Ontario. They have a number of resources on their website about living with wildlife and protecting your property. Links to the information can be found on the Town's website.

We urge all residents to be aware of the wildlife in the area and to take all precautions necessary to protect your family, pets and property. Wild animals, like coyotes, are attracted to places where food is available. A common concern is that residents are leaving food outside which can attract all types of wildlife to your property, including coyotes. We strongly suggest that residents refrain from leaving food outside.

Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the MNRF at 519-773-4728. Should a resident be in imminent danger of a coyote, they should call 911. Visit our website at www.lasalle.ca.