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.
  1. Bobcats and Coyotes Sightings in Plano

    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...
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