WHITEHALL (KDKA) — The Whitehall Borough Police Department and South Hills Area Cooperative Animal Control have received several calls regarding a coyote.
According to police, the coyote has a skin condition known as “mange.” Mange is caused by microscopic mites that live under the skin of the host animal and causes hair loss for the animal. When coyotes suffer from mange, it is likely fatal.READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
Police and animal control are warning residents to not approach the coyote or allow their domesticated pets to interact with the coyote.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
They also say the best way to keep the animal from entering a resident’s yard is to make sure garbage is properly secured and to not be a food source for the animal.MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
Anyone that sees the coyote is being asked to call the Whitehall Police Department at 412-884-1100.