Love Your Wild Neighbor

Raccoons, groundhogs, and skunks are part of wild, wonderful Pennsylvania.

HAP is working on a campaign to educate residents of Allegheny County and beyond on humane harassment techniques that serve as an alternative to trapping.

Humane Wildlife Conflict Solutions

Trapping does not solve the wildlife problems Pittsburgh residents sometimes encounter, but by state law, rabies-vector species (raccoons, groundhogs, skunks) trapped by Animal Care and Control MUST be killed. So, let’s show some love to our wild neighbors; try these humane and effective tactics to resolve wildlife conflicts instead of trapping and killing!

Love Your Wild Neighbor-Raccoon trash lids bus sign

Meet HAP the Raccoon from our Love Your Wild Neighbor campaign.

Thank you to Fund for Wild Nature for their generous grant in support of this campaign

Thank you to the Humane Society of the United States , Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh and Apple Pest Control for sharing many of the resources provided on these pages.

Please note, Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) is not a wildlife rescue and is unable to address concerns or assist with wildlife emergencies. Please utilize the resources on our website to find the appropriate organization to contact. Submissions to HAP through our contact form or email will not be able to be addressed.