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Handling clashes with coyotes

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DuPage County and many other sectors of Illinois have become inundated with coyote issues. In order to train residents how to best handle clashes with coyotes, Riverside is hosting a seminar. This is not any seminar, though. An expert from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is coming to Chicagoland to teach the seminar participants how to protect their homes, plants and most important of all, their pets from coyotes in a more humane way.

The Humane Society of the United States is partnering with the Village of Riverside in response to more coyote sightings in the area. They will be conducting a seminar to provide tips that will help families protect their four-legged companions from coyotes. They will also cover how to reduce what attracts coyotes to a neighborhood and how to haze bold coyotes.

Coyote hazing helps restore the fear of humans back into coyotes who have become habituated to people and involves the systematic use of deterrents including noisemakers, projectiles and water hoses. This is a way to humanely prevent and solve conflicts with coyotes.

Lynsey White Dasher, the Director of Humane and Wildlife Conflict Resolution for The HSUS will present this seminar on Tuesday, April 29th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road in Riverside, Illinois. The seminar will take place in the 2nd Floor Auditorium.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by their peers. For 60 years, they have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. They are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year. They prevent cruelty to millions more through their advocacy campaigns. Read more about their 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit them online at

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This could potentially be the best seminar for residents in and around Chicagoland to attend as there have already been several fatalities and near-misses with coyotes in our communities. If you see coyotes as a potential threat to your precious canine companions, don’t miss Handling Clashes with Coyotes next Tuesday evening!