Humane solutions to help your wild neighbors

The Humane Society of the United States works with community leaders and animal care and control agencies to create Wild Neighbors communities, where humane and non-lethal solutions are given priority when addressing conflicts between people and wildlife. Learn more about the innovative and effective approaches you can take to solve any wild animal problems you encounter in your home, yard or garden. 

Pledge to make your backyard a safe place for wildlife.

No matter how big or small your outdoor space, you can create a haven for local wildlife. By pledging to provide basic needs like water, food and shelter for wildlife, you can make a difference in your own backyard.

Bird in birdbath, enjoying a humane backyard
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Additional resources
Squirrel on the roof

Keep wildlife out

Skunks digging
Christine Jensen

Fence out digging animals

Woodchuck in backyard
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Scrap the trap when evicting wildlife

Raccoon in a tree

Understanding rabies

Frog by the edge of a swimming pool

Pool safety for wild animals

Chipmunk eating in a garden

Unauthorized nibblers in the garden

Bird at bird feeder near the windows of a house

Make your windows bird-safe