According to reports of the Toronto Star – Toronto Animal Services says it will remove a coyote from a populated area if it is sick or injured or has attacked a human. But the city deems coyote attacks on other animals, even pets, to be “natural coyote behaviour.”
Surprising and shocking that domestic pets which people treat like family are allowed to be attacked and possibly killed without action accordingly to Toronto Animal Services.
The current Ontario hunting laws allow coyotes to be hunted. If a coyote enters a private rural property such as a farm and the farmer feels/realizes his livestock is threatened; he/she can shoot the coyote. On a residential property in Collingwood, if a coyote attacks a dog or threatens to attack a dog; the Town of Collingwood or OPP will not take action. In this case the resident can trap the coyotes. (difficult to trap on a residential property in a city)
People need to get engaged in this issue for something to be done.
Email Collingwood Council members to voice your concerns. http://www.collingwood.ca/council