Have a Humane Backyard?
Whether you live in a single-family home or an apartment with a balcony, you can put out the welcome mat for wildlife who share your world. Provide a chemical-free environment rich with food sources, water and shelter.
In my Humane Backyard I pledge to:
Provide natural sources of food for wildlife, including native plants.
Provide water for wildlife through natural and manmade sources.
Provide shelter and safe places for animals to raise their young.
Avoid the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
Be aware of the harm free-roaming companion pets can inflict upon wildlife, and take steps to ensure that my companion animals will not pose threats to wild animals
Use humane, nonlethal approaches for resolving any conflicts with wildlife. Remember there is a balance of life and wildlife is part of that balance. Allow them to live where they were born and belong.
From The Humane Society of The United States, for more information go to www.humanesociety.org