How to feed my pets when wild animals are attracted in Vermont | Black bear

How to feed my pets when wild animals are attracted

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Feeding pets outside is a sure way to attract unwanted wildlife.

Wildlife are constantly in search of food, so proper sanitation and management of potential food sources is essential. 

  1. Feed your pets inside.
  2.  If you must feed them outside, remove the pet dish and clean up the area immediately after to remove residual foods and odors. 
  3. Store food and other attractants inside or in animal-proof containers with locking lids.   

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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