Peaceful coexistence between human’s and wildlife, including coyotes is possible. The Potter League encourages a healthy respect for these animals and all wildlife. Here are guidelines for avoiding conflicts:
The Potter League does not handle, trap or remove nuisance wild animals.
An animal that approaches you or attempts an attack may be sick or in need of help. If you see an animal that may be suffering from a disease like rabies, mange, or distemper, call animal control right away and make your neighbors aware.
If you have found what you think is an injured or orphaned wild animal, please contact the Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island at (401) 294-6363 before taking action so they can assess the situation with you in real time. Not all circumstances require intervention or may require special instructions.
Please note that it is illegal in Rhode Island to keep or raise wild animals without a permit and native wildlife, including all species of turtles, cannot legally be kept as pets.
Concerned about coyotes in your neighborhood? Call the Coyote Information Line at 401-300-HOWL(4695) to speak with a knowledgeable wildlife expert. Individuals concerned about immediate safety issues should call their local police department.