Urban growth and development have forced these animals into neighborhoods, where they find warm, comfortable housing (under decks, porches, spas) and an abundance of food (pet food, bird feeders, garbage cans). Many wild animals have adapted quite well to an urban environment, and some have even managed to flourish. Below are a few tips so you can peacefully and humanely coexist with our wild animal neighbors.
Pay close attention to your yard and house exteriors.
For more information on how to safely live with native wildlife, visit whatcomhumane.org. For information on injured or orphaned native wildlife, contact the Whatcom Humane Society wildlife rehabilitation services center at 360-966-8845.