A project of the SMILE Stewardship of Natural Amenities Committee to promote coexistence among the people, pets and wildlife that call our neighborhood home.
All too often we hear the stories of neighbors that have lost beloved cats to coyotes who find them easy prey in our nature-rich neighborhood. Coyotes in Portland are here to stay. These opportunistic feeders have a useful role to play in our urban environment by keeping rodent and goose populations in check. Please do your part by depriving them of your pets.
We can’t change coyote behavior, but we can change ours:
- KEEP PETS SAFE INSIDE FROM DUSK TO DAWN
- DO NOT LEAVE PET FOOD OUTDOORS
- REMOVE FALLEN FRUIT FROM UNDERNEATH TREES
- KEEP THEM WARY OF HUMANS: MAKE NOISE AND WAVE YOUR ARMS IF YOU SEE ONE (WE PROMISE NOT TO LAUGH)
- EDUCATE YOUR NEIGHBORS BY PRINTING THIS FLYER
Learn more about urban coyotes here.
Report a sighting to the Urban Coyote Project here.