As the human population continues to grow and we continue to develop the open space in our state, animals are constantly losing valuable habitat that is vital to their survival. As the third most densely populated state in the nation, Massachusetts is familiar with the often unfortunate and inevitable conflicts that occur where people and animals inhabit the same areas. The MSPCA promotes the Living With Wildlife philosophy to address these issues and to ensure that Massachusetts remains on the forefront of progressive and humane management of its valuable wildlife species.
The Living With Wildlife philosophy is to provide for the protection of wild species now and in the future. To that end, the MSPCA promotes harmonious and peaceful coexistence between people and wildlife in urban, suburban, and rural Massachusetts’ communities through humane, long-term, and cost-effective resolutions of human-animal conflicts.
You can live around wildlife without a risk to your health. Find out more about diseases and how to take simple preventative measures.Learn More
Identify a problem animal, find information about different species, and explore resources to resolve conflicts.Learn More
In general, wildlife will shy away from people and pets. Find out some tips pet owners can take to proactively prevent conflicts between pets and wildlife.Learn More
Do you think you might have an animal living in or around your home or yard, but you're not sure quite what animal it is? You've come to the right place!Learn More
The MSPCA can offer you advice and solutions that will help solve your conflicts with wildlife in a humane, long-term, and cost-effective manner.Learn More
Do you know what animal you have a problem with? Learn more about that animal, potential conflicts and how to avoid them.Learn More
While some people welcome wildlife into their yards, some gardeners don’t want to give local wildlife all-you-can-eat buffets. If you’d rather not share your harvest, find tips here.Learn More
This is our interactive guide for detecting and humanely resolving conflicts with unwanted wildlife visitors in and around your home in 3 simple steps.Learn More
Massachusetts has laws and regulations impacting all types of wildlife.Learn More