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Will you trap and/or remove a wild animal that I am experiencing problems with?

Larimer Humane Society does not remove, relocate or destroy “nuisance” wildlife. We will offer advice on how you can solve this conflict in a humane way and, hopefully, how to permanently solve the problem you are experiencing. Trapping and removing wildlife is not an effective solution. When you trap an animal with the intent of removing it from your property, often times another animal will simply come and take its place. The only way to successfully remove nuisance wildlife from your property is to eliminate the animal’s source of food or shelter by capping chimneys, covering trash cans, cleaning BBQs, fencing off the garden, etc.

I brought you an animal, what are you going to do with it?

Colorado State Statue (Chapter 14) mandates that only a “Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator” can care for orphaned or injured wildlife. Since we do not have a Rehabilitator on staff, we will attempt to find a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators that may be able to assist in the animal's care.  However, we will be honest that during the busy months (spring into early fall) that most rehabilitators will be busy and full.  Since the fate of orphaned babies or injured animals is often a long, lingering death or being food for other animals, what we can do is humanely euthanize the animal to provide a quick and humane death.

Can I keep the animal that I found?

Unless you have the proper permits with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, as well as with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, it is illegal to keep native wildlife whether for temporary purposes or permanently as a pet. There are exceptions with some of Colorado’s reptiles, but Larimer Humane Society does not encourage removing wild reptiles from their habitat to be kept as pets. Anyone considering doing so should check local and state regulations for these exceptions.  Any other general questions regarding wildlife and state laws should be referred to Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 970-472-4300.

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Loveland, CO 80538

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