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Don't Let It Loose

Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership

Releasing a pet to the wild is never the right thing

For the health of your pet, and the safety of our native wildlife, it’s never OK to release animals. Most pets released to the wild do not survive, and many suffer before they die. Pets are usually unable to find food or shelter in the wild and they are often an easy meal for another creature. If it does survive, your pet becomes an invasive species that native wildlife may not have the defenses to compete against. Invasive species cause harm to the environment and the economy.

Don’t Let it Loose Resources

Whether you’re just curious about how released pets can become invasive species or you’re looking for rehoming advice for your pet, Don’t Let It Loose™ is here to help. Use the resources found throughout this website to learn more about how released pets can become invasive species and about how you can help.

Don't Let it Loose FAQs

Answers to your most common questions about pets becoming invasive species.

Rehoming in Your State

Find pet rehoming resources in your state, both statewide and by city.

Don't Let it Loose News

When Don’t Let it Loose news happens, you’ll find it here. Newsletters too!