Municipal Animal Services
The owners of Humane Wildlife Control, Rebecca Dmytryk and Duane Titus, are leaders in wildlife emergency response. They have performed countless difficult, technical rescues, and have responded to mass casualties during natural and manmade disasters. Over the years, they have worked alongside various law enforcement and animal services agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Game, numerous times.
Their vast knowledge and years of experience make them highly qualified to assist communities with their response to wildlife - from designing a wildlife program and training officers to fielding calls involving distressed wildlife or nuisance wildlife complaints.
The interface between humans and coyotes is one of our areas of expertise. We work with communities to resolve urban coyote issues with boots-on-the-ground response, including yard and neighborhood audits, patrols, trail camera installation and monitoring, and hazing of problem animals. Our presentation, Living With the Urban Coyote, has proven helpful in educating residents about coyotes and how to stay safe and protect their pets. Learn more about our Urban Coyote program, HERE.
Maintained groups of free-roaming cats - feral cat colonies, attract wildlife. The food that is left out for the cats attracts mice, rats, birds, squirrels and meso-predators, like raccoons, skunks, opossums and coyotes. The cats, themselves, also attract coyotes, even mountain lions.
The cats also have an impact on native wildlife, hunting and killing small reptiles, birds and mammals. In spring, when baby birds fledge from their nests to spend days on the ground learning to fly, free-roaming cats can wipe out entire broods - an extraordinary loss for the parent birds.
Free-roaming cats also contribute to watershed pollution and have been linked to illness and death of sea otters. See more, HERE.
Most trap neuter and return programs(TNR) leave out one final, critical step to ensure the health and safety of the cats - containment. For humane reasons we cannot and do not condone re-abandonment of cats. Watch PETA's video on TNR, HERE.
Because of their impact on the environment, and, for the welfare of the cats, we encourage communities to keep cats contained, where they are protected from the environment, and the environment is protected from the cats.
We offer assistance with design, placement, installation and maintenance of cat enclosures. Our unique, modular designs allow for easy re-capture of individuals for medical checkups and treatments, and safe access for feeding and cleaning of litter boxes.
We also offer assistance with trapping and transport of cats.
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