Fairfield–After a report of five dogs being killed by coyotes in town we thought it import to rerun the video Lt. Perez of the Fairfield Police Department did last year. According to Fairfield’s Animal Control’s website:
Steps that can be taken to reduce coyotes as being a threat around your home include feeding and keeping pets indoors, supervising pets when they are taken outdoors, removing brush-cover that coyotes and other wild animals can take cover in, disposing of trash appropriately, and taking other sources of food or prey into consideration that may be in your yard. Keeping your pet up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations is also an important task that can protect both you and your pet in the event of a wild animal confrontation.
In the event that your pet is attacked by a coyote, do not attempt to break-up the incident with your bare hands, as this is the perfect chance for you to get bitten by both animals. Loud noises like yelling, banging on a metal pan or beeping the horn on your vehicle may scare away the coyote. Use a hand-held portable air horn, which can be purchased at many outdoor or marine sporting goods stores.
If your pet comes into contact with a coyote or other animal, do not handle your pet without using latex gloves. Saliva could remain on your pet’s body. Contain your pet in a room of your house or your garage, away from you and members of your family and call Fairfield Animal Control at (203) 254-4857 or the Fairfield Police Department at (203) 254-4800 and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.