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.
If you need assistance or more information about urban wildlife, please visit the following websites:
There has been increased concern with new bobcat and coyote sightings in Plano. We wanted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Animal Services about these particular animals that call Plano home. Read on...