Two public meetings on 'urban coyotes' planned for Glendale

The Pasadena Humane Society will host two public meetings in Glendale next week to educate residents on how to coexist with urban coyotes, which for some have become a common and sometimes unsettling sight.

Glendale has had its share of run-ins with coyotes, which caused a public ruckus last year after residents on Brockmont Drive said they saw a pack coming in and out of a vacant house and believed the animals were using it as a home base.

That same year, a veterinary hospital blamed a coyote for the death of a white Maltese dog in Montrose.

The Pasadena Humane Society, which provides animal control services for Glendale, will be hosting the meetings – which each run from 6 to 8 p.m. – on Monday at Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, and on Tuesday at the Boy Scouts of America’s Verdugo chapter, 1325 Grandview Ave.

Urban Wildlife Specialist Lynsey White Dasher of the Humane Society of the United States will discuss coyote ecology and behavior, as well as educate residents about living with coyotes.

More coyotes, which are omnivores, are living in Southern California “than ever before,” according the humane society.

For more information on the planned presentations, call the Pasadena Humane Society at (626) 792-7151.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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