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Pet tips
March 31, 2014, 05:00 AM By Scott Delucchi

I like those articles and online posts that start with something like “You know you grew up in the ’80s if … ” and they list the things you undoubtedly did or had if you grew up in the ’80s like you owned a Wham album and could recite every line of The Breakfast Club. Here’s a local version of that game. You know you grew up in Millbrae if ... you played on a Little League team sponsored by a bar! My teams were sponsored by Enzo’s Delicatessen and Millbrae Pancake House, but I had friends who played for the teams sponsored by George’s Place and My Brother’s Place, two local watering holes. Perfect sponsor for a team of 7- and 8-year-olds, right? The Kiwanis also sponsored a little league team, which seems like a better match. I visited a Kiwanis Club last week as their guest speaker. And, as is the case every time I speak to a group, this question came up: why don’t you people come get the annoying wildlife living in my yard? I try to kindly explain that as the humane society, we’re more about having a humane, “let wildlife be wild” attitude, but that usually goes nowhere. They want a solution to their problem, which invariably has to do with a skunk or raccoon taking up residence in their yard. “You want to get rid of the animal living in your yard?” I ask. After the chorus of “heck yesses,” I give the answer. To get rid of the animal in your yard, get rid of the reason they’re there, which is usually an inadvertent source of food, water or shelter. A pet’s food and water bowls, for example, attract urban wildlife. So does fallen fruit left on the ground. Spaces under decks and hot tubs provide access to great living spaces. Remove what’s attracting the animals and the animals will look elsewhere.

Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption, Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach, Field Services, Cruelty Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion.

 

 

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