24/7 for animal-related emergencies
if life is endangered
- We will respond when a wild creature is posing an immediate threat to humans or other animals.
- We will respond if the animal is sick or injured, too young to survive on its own or trapped. We do not respond to reports of wildlife being loose or simply roaming.
- We will respond if the wild animal is a rabies vector (raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes or coyotes, for example) AND has attacked you or your pet.
- We cannot help you with wildlife nuisance problems like skunks under your porch or opossums raiding your pet’s food.
- For information on rattlesnakes see brochure »
For more information see one of the following agencies:
Bat World Sanctuary
All Wild Animal Control & Rescue
Hummingbird Rescue Center
775 Fig Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Dead Bird Reporting
San Diego County Department of Environmental Health
Racing Pigeon Club (Banded Pigeons)
6905 Central Ave., Lemon Grove, CA 91945
County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures
9325 Hazard Way, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Or 858-694-2518 for the County Trapper
Or for see this page for Bees »
California Department of Fish & Game
3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Information on hunting, fishing and the taking or keeping of wild animals
San Diego Herpetology Society
Parrot Education and Adoption Center
P.O. Box 600423, San Diego, CA 92160
P.O. Box 80696, San Diego, CA 92138
Volunteers for the rescue, rehabilitation and return of wildlife
Horses of Tir Na Nog (horse sanctuary)
P.O. Box 19131, San Diego, CA 92159
619-465-6384, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
760-747-8702, emergencies: 760-738-5010
Sea World Aviculture and Bird Department
500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
619-226-3900, menu option 8
Acceptance of injured birds, or beached or injured mammal
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Imperial Beach)
Tijuana River National Estuary Research Reserve
We do not pick up dead animals on public or private property. Please see below for numbers to call.
To request the removal of dead animals from County properties, call: our contractor’s 24-hour phone 760-539-0012.
To report a dead animal on County roads, call our contractor at 760-539-0012.
Countywide - Private Property only for a fee
To request dead animal removal 24/7 from a private property, call 619-390-8204. There will be a fee.
CalTrans District 11, San Diego & Imperial Counties State Highways
To report a dead animal on state highways, call 619-688-6670 or 619-688-6699
Contact your city for more information.