Residents of Mississauga can learn to co-exist with wildlife populations by understanding how to prevent conflicts with wild animals and avoid property damage caused by wildlife activity.
While it may seem like a good idea to humanely trap and relocate an animal to prevent nuisance wildlife activity on your property, trapping and relocation can be harmful to wildlife and an ineffective long-term solution.
Studies have shown that many relocated animals die when placed in an unfamiliar environment. Relocation has also been linked to the spread of diseases, like rabies. In fact, provincial law prohibits the relocation of wildlife beyond 1 kilometre of where they were trapped.
Mississauga Animal Services does not remove or relocate healthy wildlife.
This information was prepared by Mississauga Animal Services. To learn more, call 905-896-5858.