October 1, 2019
We have recently received a report of a mountain lion in the area of Warner Canyon. The Mill Valley Police Department has notified Marin Humane and will to monitor the area. We are asking anyone who sees a mountain lion in their neighborhood to please call our 24 hour non-emergency line at 415-389-4100 or Marin Humane at 415-883-4621.
We'd like to take this opportunity to share the following information about living with Mountain Lions:
More than half of California is mountain lion habitat. Mountain lions generally exist wherever deer are found. They are solitary and elusive, and their nature is to avoid humans. Mountain lions primarily eat deer, but, if allowed, they will prey on vulnerable pets and livestock. In extremely rare cases, even people have fallen prey to mountain lions.
Help prevent unwanted conflicts with these wild animals.
What to do if you Encounter a Mountain Lion
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people by nature. However, as human population expands into mountain lion habitat, more frequent sightings may occur and human/mountain lion encounters may increase.
Attacks on humans are very rare, however it is important to be educated and aware.
This information was adapted from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. Click here for additional information.