Urban Wildlife

Wildlife Program

Due to budget restrictions and an ever evolving philosophy on the handling of wildlife in an urban setting, Animal Services has made many changes to the way we handle wildlife in our city. Some of these changes include:

  • Not trapping apparently healthy wildlife that do not pose a threat
  • Taking a pro-active approach to deterring wildlife from entering urban settings
  • Educating the public

The new approach to our policies is designed both to save money and to recognize the fact that trapping and removing wildlife is a reactive approach and is a temporary solution to a permanent problem. For more information on our policies and how we recommend handling wildlife in your neighborhood, please read the comprehensive program overview.

Wildlife Resources

If you need assistance or more information about urban wildlife, please visit the following websites:

DFW Wildlife Coalition
Texas Parks and Wildlife
The Humane Society of the United States - Solving Problems with Wildlife
Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc. - DIY Tips on Handling Wildlife Issues Around the Home