December 31, 2014
Seven Ways You Can Help Wildlife in the New Year
Resolve to make the year brighter for your wild neighbors and yourself
Happy New Year! Our ready-made list will help your wild neighbors and leave you feeling good.
Add just a few of our suggestions to your list of New Year's resolutions, and you'll help create a more humane world for wildlife and people.
1. Keep your cat indoors
Nobody is safe when you let your cat outdoors. Outdoor cats are at risk of contracting diseases, getting injured or injuring another animal, and being hit by cars. Do your cat and your wild neighbors a favor by making your favorite feline an indoor cat.
2. Provide water for wildlife in the winter
While animals will eat ice and snow when they can find it, they're better off with a reliable source of water.
3. Wildlife-proof your home
Avoid the stress (for both of you) of having to evict wild neighbors from your house or business by taking the necessary steps to keep them from getting inside in the first place.
4. Solve your conflicts with wildlife peacefully
5. Garden for your wild neighbors
Grow plants, shrubs or trees in your yard, balcony or other space that will supply food and shelter for your wild neighbors.
6. Give them shelter
7. Take the pledge
Make your green space a Humane Backyard, and enjoy celebrating your wild neighbors all year long.