Coyotes & Other Wildlife

JUNE UPDATE: Please note there have been increased sightings of coyotes in the neighborhood. SMALL DOGS AND CATS OF ALL SIZES ARE AT RISK. Never allow your pet outdoors unsupervised at dusk or during evening hours, walk your dog on a leash, and keep an air horn, walking stick, umbrella or other object to scare off a coyote in case of an encounter.

The information provided below should be helpful in finding ways to reduce the negative issues and concerns you may be having with wildlife in the City of Los Angeles. Remember that California is wildlife habitat, and there will always be a variety of urban animals in our neighborhoods. Please utilize the the links provided to make those sightings a more positive experience and remember that education is key to resolving the vast majority of human and wildlife issues.

Official City of Los Angeles Animal Services Wildlife Program

For specific information on dealing with common wildlife encounters please see the following brochures, provided by LA Animal Services:

Encounters with Coyotes

Encounters with Raccoons

Encounters with Skunks


For further information, please contact:
Los Angeles Wildlife Program
North Central Animal Shelter
3201 Lacy Street Los Angeles, Ca. 90031
(323) 225-WILD (9453) 

OR, via email at:

Officer Gregory Randall, Wildlife Specialist
Officer Hoang Dinh, Wildlife Zoologist

Note: Always email both officers

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  • Patty Mattos
    commented 2017-09-28 11:22:18 -0700
    I love animals, I think we should all take care of the animals, I congratulate the space given by the blog to address this subject. #animals #love # familly
  • Alexia Salgado
    commented 2016-04-02 12:52:05 -0700
    I would love to have gone, but unfortunately did not. I wonder when we will have more meetings like this. Entrar no face
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    commented 2015-09-12 12:51:37 -0700
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