- Keep the cats inside when the coyotes are most likely to be prowling around your property at night.Never let your cats out after 4:00 PM; this is a safety measure is essential to take in order to completely avoid any coyote attacks.
- If you live in the house, letting your beloved kitty outside at all is not recommended.
- Create an electric fence barrier.This should be a fence that does not hurt your cat but is positioned outside of a fence that is sufficient to prevent the cat from going outside of the backyard territory. The electric fence is to ward off the coyote should it attempt to come onto the property or area set aside for the cat.
- Investigate the possibility of building a cat run and cat outdoor play area that is completely fenced off and cannot be accessed by coyote in any way. It should also be impregnable so that the cat cannot get out of this play area but can only go back inside your house.
- Create a Coyote Watch newsletter in your neighborhood.Use this to send out news to people if a coyote is spotted somewhere in the area. When this happens, you can then warn people to keep their animals and small children inside.
- Love and adore your cat.Play with it often. These things give your cat a reason to stay indoors more often.
- Get your cat spayed or neutered to help curb it's instinct to roam.A cat not driven to seek a mate will more happily stay within known, safe territory.
- Coyotes are a huge problem in some areas of North America. If you know that you live in such an area, don't hesitate to do what is needed to care for your cat.
- Old cats, sick cats and very young cats are at greater risk of being attacked by a coyote; however, any cat is at risk, so don't be blasé about letting your cat outside.
- Many coyotes roam around in the L.A river wash. If you live in this area, be wary of coyotes near the wash.