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Leashing Cats and Dogs

Many 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 dog's presence.

If you live in Milwaukee and your cat or dog has injured wildlife, please call (414) 431-6204 for immediate advice.

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