NO to Feeding Wild Animals

While there is a wide range of wildlife found in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, feeding them isn’t always a good idea according to experts.

Steve Calvin with Calvin’s Animal Damage Control has seen lots of people feeding neighborhood stray cats or cat colonies. What most people don’t know is that those who leave dog or cat food outside their homes are actually attracting wildlife into their property. Calvin also advised homeowners to keep a safe distance from these wild animals and immediately notify law enforcement if they notice something suspicious.

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