It’s always heartbreaking to hear about encounters between pet dogs and coyotes, as recently happened in Wheaton. We want to remind folks of some simple ways to keep their pets safe from the native wildlife that also call DuPage home.
For many years, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been informing the public about coexisting with coyotes and providing pet owners with information about how to keep their animals safe from coyotes. Coyotes are prevalent everywhere in the Chicago region. Even if you haven’t spotted one in your neighborhood, they are present. Dog and cat owners need to be aware that coyotes live in their neighborhoods and can appear any time of the day.