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Our Animal Services Officers:

  • Respond to calls about injured wildlife, stray animals, and animal welfare concerns
  • Educate people about animal care and staying safe around animals

Urgent Animal Issues in Dane County, Wisconsin 

Animal Bites

Call (608) 255-2345 or use the button, below.

Report an animal bite

Your report will be sent to an Animal Services Officer, who will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Lost or Found Animals

We can help with lost or found animals, but the best thing you can do is report the animal for free on 24Petconnect. You will get real-time updates on the animal to help it get back home and avoid a trip to the Humane Society. 

You can also call (608) 255-2345 to have an Animal Services Officer sent to help with:

  • Aggressive animals
  • Accumulation of animal waste
  • Animals in traffic
  • Investigation of cruelty/neglect
  • Rabies quarantines and testing
  • Sick or injured animals, either wild or domestic
  • Domestic animals running at large

We do NOT help with:

  • Barking dogs. Please call your local police department.
    • Madison Police Department: (608) 266-4275
  • Nuisance wild animals. Please call a private pest control service.

Non-Urgent Animal Issues

Call (608) 267-1989 or email for:

  • Information about animal care and health
  • Education about staying safe around animals and preventing rabies
  • Non-urgent complaints
  • General information

Dead Bird Reporting

If you find a dead bird, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website  for instructions. If you are told to dispose of the dead bird, don’t touch it with your bare hands. Wear gloves or invert a plastic bag over your hand and then put it in your regular trash. Wash your hands after putting the bird in the trash.

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