Coyote warning after cats killed in Fairhaven

Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

The town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts is warning all of its residents to watch out for coyotes.

The Animal Control Officer reported that coyotes have killed four cats in the areas of Sconticut Neck, Manhattan Ave., Bay St., Brae Rd., and Grove St.

To ensure safety for pets and property, residents are advised to take precautionary steps, recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife:

–         Keep pets safe indoors or in a protected yard

–         Keep all animal food indoors

–         Secure trash by using covered cans

–         Take out trash the morning of pick-up and not the night before

–         Keep compost piles in containers designed for that purpose

–         Leave no food scraps around

–         Keep bird feeding areas clean

–         Close off crawl spaces under porches and shed

–         Cut back brushy edges in your yard

–         Protect livestock and produce