The City of Middleton has received numerous inquiries from residents regarding coyotes and has reached out to the DNR who has provided the following information. As far as reports of coyotes/foxes with mange; we have been getting reports of canids with mange throughout the city this summer. Mange can technically be transferred to domestic dogs but requires prolonged contact with the infected animal or well-used den sites. While mange can be easily treated in domestic animals, it is difficult to treat in wild animals. The only licensed facility in our area that may be able to treat foxes/coyotes is the Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation center at (608) 838-0413 ext. 151. It can be challenging to trap these animals and DNR trapping regulations need to be followed.
For general questions regarding coyotes or foxes, please contact
Wildlife Biologist – DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management
Cell Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org