Wildlife, Cats and Dogs
wild animals, especially young ones, come to the
Wisconsin Humane Society with wounds caused by roving
cats or dogs. Many are too badly injured to survive.
The best way to prevent
injuries caused by cats is to keep your cats indoors.
It is also better for your cat! Click
here for information on helping your cat make
the transition from roaming outdoors to being happy
and safe indoors.
Most of the wildlife
injuries caused by dogs happen when a dog is let
out into his yard and finds a nest of Cottontails
or other young animals. To minimize the chance of
your dog injuring wildlife, patrol your yard often
to look for bunny nests or other vulnerable wild
animals, especially in the spring and summer when
baby animals are more likely to be around.
Also, turn your yard light on and make a little
noise when letting your pooch out into the yard
at night. This will alert wildlife to you and your
If you live in Milwaukee
and your cat or dog has injured wildlife, please
call (414) 431-6204 for immediate advice.