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Long Beach Animal Care Services Hosts Community Seminar on Urban Coyotes

Release Date: 2017-10-02

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services (ACS) Bureau will host a community seminar to educate Long Beach residents on coyotes within the City, scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wardlow Park Community Center, 3457 Stanbridge Ave.

Speakers that will convene at the seminar include representatives from ACS, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and researchers from the Loyola Marymount University Center for Urban Resilience, that are currently conducting a coyote study for the City.

The free seminar will cover several topics, including:

  • Coyote behavior
  • Attractants
  • Deterrent methods
  • Pet safety
  • State response
  • City management plan
  • Details and updates regarding the ongoing coyote study

“There will be an opportunity for the community to ask questions at the end of the presentation, so I hope families that are impacted by or want to learn more about the issue will attend this seminar and take advantage of the expert knowledge that will be present,” said Ted Stevens, Manager of Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Coyotes have been an ongoing issue in Long Beach and the surrounding area for several years and it affects every area in the City. In response, the City engaged Loyola Marymount University to conduct a study on the habits of the coyotes in the city, assist in updating the City’s Coyote Management Plan, and assist with community outreach efforts.

The City of Long Beach is dedicated to the well-being and safety of all residents. Dealing with “urban” coyotes is a complex issue and education is the most important factor in learning to co-exist with them.

About Long Beach Animal Care Services

The goal of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is to make Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and animals through the promotion of responsible pet ownership and recreation. ACS serves 600,000 residents and pets in the Cities of Long Beach, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Signal Hill.

Visit Animal Care Services at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village (Village) to adopt, volunteer, donate, license your pet or obtain resources regarding low cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics throughout the City. ACS is located at 7700 East Spring Street in Long Beach. The Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. For more information, please visit www.LongBeachAnimalCare.com.