Friday, July 27, 2012
Bayside police responded to four animal complaint calls last week alone. As you make your way around town with man's best friend, be sure you don't snag a hefty fine for a loose puppy, or worse, a dog bite.
Last week, Bayside Police responded to four animal complaint calls, ranging from dogs on the beach to dogs running loose through the village. While our furry, four-legged friends love their freedom, it's important to know your local leash laws and avoid a possible hefty fine for a loose puppy, or even worse, a dog bite. Toni Stoessl lives near Beach Drive and said there's a steady flow of people letting their dogs run free on the beach, as well as on her property. "It’s unsafe and annoying to have dogs running around loose when they shouldn’t be," Stoessl said. "When they run up to you and your dog it’s hard to tell if they’re going to lick you or attack." Andrew Apple, owner of Community Bark, is on the board for Residents for Off-…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Coyote dens are filling with pups so take special care to scare them off and keep small animals inside where they are safe.
Village Hall has received a few recent concerns regarding coyotes in and around the community. The up-shoot in sightings is not surprising as coyotes have their pups predominantly in April and May. Residents should remember to take extra care with pets this time of year and make every attempt to scare these normally wary animals away. Coyotes, both male and female, become increasingly protective of their offspring in Spring and view family pets as threats to their young and/or food source. Please contact Captain Scott McConnell at the Bayside Police Department for questions or concerns.
Friday, August 12, 2011
DNR, Bayside police and pest control service help residents properly ID coyotes and give tips on how to avoid making them call a backyard their home.
Coyotes have been a continual problem for Bayside, as residents claim sightings to Bayside police weekly and fear for their small pets. In an effort to help educate residents on the need for coyotes and how best to potentially deter them, residents were able to attend an informational meeting Thursday night at Village Hall. "This isn't just a Bayside issue, but a whole North Shore issue," said Andy Pederson, village manager. Tom Issac of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources led the meeting with a PowerPoint presentation to help teach residents how to properly identify coyotes, which sometimes they are mistaken for red and grey foxes, as well as wolves. He even brought in pelts of a fox, and a coyote to show the size difference …