In an effort to coexist with wildlife, consider the enormous hardships these intelligent and
fascinating wild species encounter because so much of their habitat has been destroyed.
Each year they are forced into closer contact with humans and must compete with us for
food, shelter and space. With a little understanding, patience and a few precautions and
common sense steps, we can all enjoy the wonderfully interesting wild animals who share
our backyards and cities.
The HSKL strongly encourages property owners to "wildlife-proof" their building and property to minimize conflicts with wild animals. Wild animals take advantage of opportunities that are presented to them by homeowners who unknowingly make their homes and properties attractive areas for wildlife. Following some of the simple suggestions outlined below will help to prevent conflicts with wildlife.
Before securing and repairing entrance points, please ensure that animals are not trapped inside. For advice on how to deter animals, once they have already entered your property, please visit www.ontariospca.ca for a species-specific wildlife fact sheets.
Information provided by the OSPCA
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