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Mountain Lions

If you have reason to believe a mountain lion has attacked livestock or a pet (for example, if you see pawprints around the carcass), call Pacific Wildlife Care.

  1. Do not allow pets to run free — for their own protection and for the protection of the wild animals on which they might prey.
  2. Never leave pet food outside.
  3. Restrict use of birdseed to discourage the rodents that visit the feeder.
  4. Trim and clear near ground level any shrubbery that provides cover for mountain lions or prey.
  5. Use fencing to help deter mountain lions. Augment your existing fencing with outwardly inverted fencing, hot wire, etc.
  6. Actively discourage visitations by making loud noises.
  7. Keep chickens, rabbits, livestock in well protected areas at night. Strong gauge wiring is a necessity in protecting animals.
  8. Battery operated flashing lights, tape recorded human noises, scattered moth balls and ammoniasoaked rags strategically placed may deter mountain lions from entering your yard.




Mailing Address: PO Box 4613, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Center Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
with extended hours April to September
Wildlife Hotline Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
with extended hours April to September
501c3 number: 77-0196350

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