Charlotte County has diverse wildlife, including coyotes. Coyotes have established a strong population over the last 15 years in our county, even in urban areas. The presence of a coyote is not necessarily a safety concern, but can periodically pose a threat to domesticated animals (usually smaller in size) if the opportunity exists. It is always recommended that pet owners use good judgment and common sense if you know that a coyote may be in your area. The public safety threat can be greatly diminished by keeping your animal on a leash or in a securely confined area while it is outside.
It is always recommended that people keep a safe distance from all wildlife.
Charlotte County Animal Control does not provide any trapping or removal services of nuisance coyotes. Citizens should report any issues with these animals to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and/or recruit the services of a private wildlife trapper.
Our department may respond for injured or sick wildlife, including coyotes. Injured wildlife would be transported to Peace River Wildlife Center, Venice Wildlife Center or if appropriate humanely euthanized.