It is illegal to feed stray animals. Do not approach wildlife or stray animals. Many animals carry serious diseases.
Animal neglect and cruelty is punishable by law. An Animal Control Officer is authorized to write summonses.
Finding Injured or Young Wildlife
Sightings of coyotes in North Brunswick are rare, but it is best to be safe. The North Brunswick Animal Control Program advises the following safety precautions:
– Coyotes are obsessive feeders, so please remove any potential food sources, such as garbage and pet food. This will force them to look elsewhere for food.
– Always feed your pets indoors.
– Coyotes can be discouraged with motion sensor lights outside your home. Leaving a radio on at night will also deter them.
– Do not leave your pet outside unsupervised if you have seen a coyote in the area.
– Keep yards well manicured. This will keep the rodent population down. Rodents are one of the coyotes main food source.
Sightings alone should not cause alarm, but they are a signal to start taking preventative measures. Significant damage and nuisance coyote problems should be reported to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife at (908) 735-8793.