Free Wildlife Control and Animal Removal

Resources for free wildlife or animal control nationwide

If you need free animal removal services, there are several options in every county and town. You can get free services from:

Animal Control

  • Your local city or county animal services
  • Your city environmental services division
  • Your state wildlife commission
  • US Dept. of Agriculture in your state
  • Sometimes the local police
  • Wildlife rehabilitators in your town

This website lists the free animal removal and wildlife management resources in every city and town in the USA. Click your state on the below map, then pick your town. The city will list professional wildlife removal companies that do charge for their services, and it also lists all the free options in your town.

Click below map to find free animal services in your town

Here are three articles that will help give you more information:
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, what to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: Why does wildlife cost what it does? - Analysis of the wildlife control business, and prices.

Types of free animal removal services

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in the county and sponsored by the city. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Ask if they will assist with your animal or wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

State Wildlife Commission

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in each state, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the state Fish & Wildlife Agency. State game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in your state perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat any local Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Local Police Department

PoliceYes, the local police department will sometimes help with animal or wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in your town, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.

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