Tuesday, September 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Coyote epidemic in Fairfield

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From page A11 | July 25, 2014 |

This letter is twofold – to warn the residents of the Woodcreek subdivision in Fairfield of a coyote epidemic killing outdoor cats and to thank the Solano County Animal Care Services and Humane Animal Services for their kindness and compassion in helping my family find closure in the loss of our cat.

The shelter keeps a book on animals that are “dead on arrival.” This book gives a description of the animal and the street where it was picked up. There also is a website for lost animals. These are wonderful community services that I knew nothing about, and I’m sure would be a service to many families wondering where their beloved pet might be.

The city needs to post warnings along the creek, which is used by many walking and biking. Until we have normal rainfall, this is a dangerous place. The coyotes are out both in the daytime and at night.

Sheryl McNamare

Fairfield

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  • Jane DoeJuly 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

    Here's a radical idea: keep your cat inside at night. Better yet, keep it inside both day and night. There, problem solved.

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  • 2realJuly 25, 2014 - 6:08 am

    True story, i was driving home about 2 am about three weeks ago and on waterman drive i seen a coyote run infront of my car with a cat in its mouth.looks right at me like i was i was a visitor at his home. Pretty frightening.

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  • PornacJuly 25, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Frightening? Frightening!

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  • ThemisJuly 25, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Cats are domestic pets. Keep them safe and healthy by keeping them indoors. If you are feeding a cat take FULL responsibility for it and get it shots and have it fixed to stop the cat overpopulation problem in Fairfield. If you aren't able to afford all of these expenses and properly care for a pet but love cats, volunteer at the SPCA.

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  • truth'nJuly 25, 2014 - 7:06 am

    There is an Epidemic of Careless Cat Owners. My cats have lived, 19 yrs, 17 yrs and currently have 8 yrs & 6 yrs .. all indoors. My cats are not run over, at risk for illness or seen as pests by my neighbors. My Cats are indoor only, happy and loved. Stop blaming innocent animals and take a look at yourself.

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 25, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    My cats live to 17 and 18 years. The 18-year old is still going strong. They are inside/outside. Never had a problem.

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  • jJuly 25, 2014 - 7:19 am

    Hey coyotes have to eat too. Thank you to all those irresponsible cat owners that don't keep them INDOORS, pooping & peeing (Ever smell cat crap, it is horrible???), on their neighbors gardens, lawns, flower beds; for keeping our coyotes population fed. All the local coyotes thank-you>>>YUM.

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  • LarryJuly 25, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Thanks Sheryl for the information. I hope the city will post warning signs along the path.

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  • Rick WoodJuly 25, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Do coyotes eat turkeys too?

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  • mikeJuly 25, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    So you have to say which is worse a half starved coyote sneaking down for a meal or a deranged neighbor getting his kicks out of poisoning cats for fun. Feed the neighbor to the coyote. Coyote don't care. Meat is meat

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