Who do I call for wildlife complaints?
Douglas County Animal Services does not handle wildlife unless the Douglas County Sheriff Officer or the Division of Wildlife requests our assistance.
If the wildlife is endangering Public Safety (Bear or Mountain Lion is in a residential area, a rattle snake is in your yard, a coyote, fox or raccoon, has become ill and is in your neighborhood) call Douglas County Sheriff Department at (303) 660-7500 or 911 for emergencies.
If the wildlife has become a nuisance (Squirrels in your attic, Raccoon in your chimney, etc) call a private animal control organization to remove the animal. Contact information for these services can be found in the yellow pages under Wildlife Relocate and Transport.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife may also be contacted for questions and concerns. They can be reached at (303) 291-7227.
If you live in Highlands Ranch you may also direct questions to the Highlands Ranch Metro Districts at (303) 791-2710.
Wildlife calls may also be handled by local wildlife rehabilitation groups, which are licensed to rescue and release wild animals. These agencies are listed in the yellow pages or can be located on the internet.