Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman is calling on city officials to use the techniques of animal welfare groups when dealing with coyotes in the future rather than turning too hastily to traps.
During the City Council meeting Tuesday, Friedman said several animal welfare organizations contacted the city after a media frenzy broke out earlier this week as Los Angeles County officials planned to catch a pack of coyotes that was roaming a North Glendale neighborhood and using a fire-gutted house as their base.
The coyotes would have been euthanized.
Some of the organizations even offered to come to Glendale and help residents, Friedman said.
And while she’s willing to consider assistance from animal welfare groups in the future, Friedman said she wanted city officials to vet them first.