At our December meeting we again heard stakeholder concerns about coyotes and the danger they present to children and pets in Valley Glen. We are aware that they may have dens in the radio tower lot to the east of Valley College.

If you have concerns about coyotes we recommend that you attend the upcoming Wildlife Workshop held by LA Animal Services on December 17, 6pm at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St. At this meeting they will provide you with safety tips.

LA Animal Services states that killing is not the solution because remaining animals have more food to share. Also, studies have shown that when a coyote mother is killed, her pups become stressed and produce more offspring than they otherwise would.

LA Animal Services Coyote Safety Tips

LA Times Opinion on Coyotes

Wildlife Workshop