Known as Urban 23, this collared eastern coyote came to Aspen Valley in August 2021 due to human interference. Despite all efforts to educate the public on the negative impacts of feeding wildlife, and in particular Urban 23, unfortunately it continues.
Food and/or human conditioning (which often goes hand in hand) usually results in negative outcomes for the animals when humans feed wildlife. Urban 23 is a perfect example of how feeding wildlife can reshape behaviours and instincts which reduces the animals chances to thrive in the wild.
Although we are pleased to have Urban 23 at the Sanctuary, we are saddened as having him spend the rest of his life in captivity could have been avoided.
Before we can take in an animal as a permanent resident of the Sanctuary, we require permission from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). The animals must be vet checked, have all of their shots and males must be neutered. We do not buy, breed or sell wildlife.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: 1116 Crawford Street Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0
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