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October 10, 2012

The Humane Society of the United States Conducts Workshops to Help Glendale Live with Coyotes and Other Wildlife

Combination of education and innovative coyote hazing allows people, pets and wildlife to peacefully coexist

The Humane Society of the United States, in collaboration with the Pasadena Humane Society, held two workshops for Glendale residents Oct. 8-9 to explain successful techniques for humanely resolving conflicts with coyotes and other wildlife.

The seminars were held in response to concerns from residents about coyotes in Glendale. The participants were given a chance to share information on nonlethal techniques that can be used to prevent conflicts between humans, their pets and coyotes.

“The Humane Society of the United States values The Pasadena Humane Society’s focus on education for resolving conflicts with coyotes,” said Lynsey White Dasher, urban wildlife specialist for The HSUS. “Public education and coyote hazing are not only more humane solutions for resolving these conflicts, but they are also more effective and longer-lasting than the proven failures of lethal measures.”

The coyote workshops featured tips for reducing coyote attractants such as pet food and unsecured garbage in yards and neighborhoods, protecting pets from coyotes and hazing bold coyotes. Coyote hazing helps restore the fear of humans back into habituated coyotes and involves the systematic use of deterrents including noisemakers, projectiles and water hoses.

“The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is happy to be working with The Humane Society of the United States to provide educational and learning opportunities to residents in our service area, including Glendale, that will foster a better understanding of living with urban wildlife,” said Ashley Hermans, wildlife management specialist for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

For more information about solving conflicts with coyotes, please visit humanesociety.org/coyotes 

Media Contact: Kaitlin Sanderson: 301-721-6463; ksanderson@humanesociety.org

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