On April 5, 2022 Santa Cruz County adopted a new ordinance regulating contact between wildlife and humans within Santa Cruz County, in an effort to protect the safety and welfare of the public.  The adoption of the ordinance is necessary to prevent any human-wildlife conflict or threat.  The interactions with wildlife pose a potential threat to human health and their safety not only by getting bitten as wildlife can display aggressive behavior but also pose a health risk of contracting rabies. Once contracting rabies the outcome is fatal. In adopting this ordinance it will prevent the public from feeding wildlife which attracts hem causing a danger to the community, and will protect citizens from unnecessary to exposure to wildlife.                                                                                                                                                

The ordinance in its entirety can be found below.


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