I have a wild animal in my yard or home. What can I do?
The Division of Humane Services does not collect wild creatures. However, if the wild animal is trapped, if it appears to be injured or sick, or if it has bitten a human or other animal, please report this immediately to the Division of Humane Services 636-949-7387.

There are many types of wildlife living with us in our community. For the most part, they will leave us alone if we leave them alone. It is important to note that one should never feed a wild animal (except for songbirds), because this can cause many problems in the future for both the animal and people in the community. Please visit the for more information on how to live responsibly with wildlife.

For additional helpful information on living with wildlife, please call the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline at 855-WILD-HELP, Missouri Department of Conservation (St. Charles Office) at 636-441-4554, and Wildlife Rescue at 636-394-1880.

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1. What animals do you currently have available for adoption?
2. Are you a No-Kill Shelter, and what does this mean?
3. How old do you have to be to volunteer at the Pet Adoption Center?
4. Can you pay for my vaccines and medical expenses for my sick/injured pet?
5. What do I do if I've lost my pet?
6. How does a dog get heartworms and how do I know if they have it?
7. What causes hot spots on my dog?
8. Does spaying / neutering make a pet fat and lazy?
9. What should I do about a barking dog problem in my community?
10. What should I do if my neighbor's dog runs at-large?
11. What should I do if there is a dangerous or threatening dog in my neighborhood?
12. I have discovered a stray or lost pet, what should I do?
13. My pet is missing. Can you take my information and call me if it comes in?
14. Is chocolate poisonous to dogs and cats?
15. My pet has fleas, how do I get rid of them?
16. How do I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?
17. What kind of food should I feed my dog / cat?
18. If I become pregnant, do I have to get rid of my cat?
19. How do I introduce a new cat to my household that already has a cat?
20. I have a wild animal in my yard or home. What can I do?
21. There is a dead animal on the street or in my yard. What do I do?
22. I have discovered an injured hawk, owl, eagle, or other bird of prey. What should I do?