Dear Friends:


Orange County Animal Services is hosting an important information session on coyote management.  Coyotes are now established in every county in North Carolina.  This session will provide valuable information about humanely dealing with coyotes while keeping your family and your pets safe.   Below is the press release from Orange County. 




ORANGE COUNTY, NC(January 2, 2013)-Orange County Animal Services, in conjunction with the Hillsborough, Carrboro and Chapel Hill Police Departments, is hosting both professional and public information sessions on Coyote Management. 


The sessions will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, led by Lynsey White Dasher, Urban Wildlife Specialist from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She will offer insights about how to humanely deal with coyotes, so they do not become more habituated and comfortable around humans and domesticated animals.


The free public session will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Animal Services Center, located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. Registration is not required to attend. 


"The County will host the professional session earlier in the day in an effort to assist policy makers and managers to better understand how to deal with emerging and existing coyote issues that may affect Orange County residents," said Bob Marotto, Animal Services director.


Dasher travels across the country for HSUS, helping urban and suburban communities find effective and humane solutions to human-wildlife conflicts. She specializes in species, such as coyotes, and her work includes research and data analysis for the Cook County Coyote project in Chicago, Illinois, the largest study of urban coyotes in the country to date.


For more information about the Animal Services Center, including directions to the facility, please go to 


Bonnie Hauser, President

Orange County Voice

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