As people return from vacation and schedules get readjusted to school and work we should remember this is a disruption for our pets as well. Be sure doors are secure and pets are leashed or secured behind a second door during this busy time.
Wildlife that may have taken up residence in quiet yards now find themselves surrounded by people and pets who have returned home. The increased activity will have them moving around day and night looking for new quieter places to hang out and sleep.
With the heat letting up there is more activity outside and more chances of people and pets encountering wildlife.
Leave them alone and report any wildlife that seems sick or in distress to animal control. If you keep an eye on its movements from a safe distance we can evaluate it and remove any sick ones before they have a close encounter with pets or people.