Broomfield’s Coexistence with Wildlife Policy
Maps Showing Human-Coyote Encounters in Broomfield
Broomfield residents have experienced coyote encounters. You can view a map of incidents reported in Broomfield since 2009.
Guard Your Pets
Never leave pets in the yard by themselves! Always be in the yard with your pet. Coyotes are opportunistic hunters. If they see an animal that they can easily prey upon, they will take the opportunity! It’s up to you to keep your pet safe and that means staying with them in the yard.
Attend your pet; If your pet is outside, be outside in the yard with them. Coyotes can scale even a 6-foot fence. Standing by the door will not deter coyotes from entering your yard. To a coyote, a pet is not protected if you are watching your pet from inside. Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommends always being within 5 feet of your pet.
Your presence can help deter a coyote from making an attempt to prey on your pet.
Use the yard audit checklist to assess the safety of your yard. Please remember these
measures lower the risk but cannot remove it entirely. The best way to lower the risk of
an attack is to be in the yard with your pet!
The wild animals throughout Broomfield, even in residential neighborhoods, think unattended pets are "fair game." Those coyotes, foxes, owls, hawks and eagles don't discern between a cute, cuddly pet and prey. To avoid conflicts between wildlife and pets, here are some pointers:
- Keep dogs on a short leash (6ft. or less)
- Avoid known or potential den sites and areas of thick vegetation
- Do not allow dogs to "play" with coyotes or foxes
- Do not leave pet food and water bowls outside
- Always supervise your pet outside. Do not leave your pet unattended in your yard
- Keep cats indoors
For additional information, see the Coyote FAQ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Contact Numbers for Coyote Concerns:
For general information or concerns about coyotes, please call:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(This office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beyond these hours, calls will be forwarded to the Colorado State Patrol only if the concern is an emergency.)
To report a coyote emergency where there has been an attack on a human, please call:
Broomfield Police Department at 911
To report the attack or loss of a pet to a coyote, please call:
Broomfield Police Department
If the pet was attacked while on leash, you may also call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 303.291.7227.
For additional information about coyotes, please call:
Broomfield Wildlife Masters Volunteer Program. Access the Wildlife Help Line at 303.464.5554.