Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue

Hotline: (707) 526-WILD(9453) 
Business Office: (707) 992-0274
A Wildlife Exclusion Service (707) 992-0276

Location: 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma CA 94952​
​Mailing Address: PO Box 448, Cotati CA 94931
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What you need to know about the Windsor Coyote:

 ​The situation is being updated by the Windsor Police Department

  •  This coyote poses no threat, and readily flees from any close contact. 

  •  Do NOT feed this coyote, as that only promotes unhealthy behaviors and could result in animal control agencies choosing to euthanize this individual. 

 For anyone interested here are further details regarding our response to this coyote:

To Concerned Citizens:

On July 12, 2019, at approximately 7:00 PM, we received a call from a member of the public located near Lakewood Hills in Windsor, CA.  This individual reported to us that they had found a coyote that was limping and having difficulty walking on its back leg. At this time we have received several calls from various concerned citizens in the area who have reported seeing the coyote.

Through communications from the public, the coyote is still mobile and able to run away if approached. Although visibly limping the coyote is able to ambulate away quickly enough to evade our team.

This statement is to let concerned citizens know that we are aware of the Lakewood Hills Coyote. The Lakewood Hills Coyote currently poses no threat to the public in the area.  The coyote is accustomed to the presence of humans in its environment. If you have concerns about the coyote being so close inside city limits, it is important to remind your friends, neighbors, and businesses to keep tight fitting lids on your trash cans and to refrain from feeding the coyote.  The coyote is there due to the multiple attractants the area has to offer and removing those attractants will encourage the coyote to move along.

In regards to the coyote’s injury, we are aware of it and continue to monitor it for improvements. We also welcome input from the public in regards to this open case. Please call our hotline if you would like to report an update on this coyote: (707) 526-WILD(9453).

As always, thank you to everyone who has shown concern for the coyote and for all of our wild neighbors in Sonoma County.  We appreciate all your support in this matter.

 Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue


Injured Coyote in Windsor Statement