At our last meeting, we heard from CPL. Megan Holeva and Stephanie DeMoss, Representatives of the Washington Human Society about pets, feral animals and wildlife. Here are a few tips to help you manage our “furry friends.”
- Drive at a (reasonable) constant speed: do not suddenly slow down or speed up
- Culling deer usually makes the problem worse, so
- There are several on-market replants, but they must be used correctly
- Very the plants in your yard, there are plants that deter deer (see link below)
- The Human Society will capture, tag, and spay/neuter, any stray and feral cats, and return back to the area.
- There are repellants and devices that you can purchase to detract cats from yard
- Collar and tag your cats. Also, help save birds by putting bells on your cats.
- Protect your cats by monitoring them when they are outdoors.
- Regardless of size, keep your dogs on a leash. It’s the law.
- Clean up behind your dog
- Beware of DC dog tethering laws – dogs must have food, water and be able to escape harm
Barking dogs – Nuisance barking is against the law