Wildlife Issues

Amherst County Animal Care and Control provides general information and exclusionary methods to assist with wildlife problems. The Animal Care Center does not house or routinely care for wildlife. The Wildlife Rescue League of Northern Virginia operates a hotline that can be reached by calling 703-440-0800 or accessing http://www.wildliferescueleague.org/.
 
Amherst County Animal Care and Control Officers will respond to the following wildlife emergencies:
 
  1. Wildlife in living area of a residence or occupied area of a business that poses a threat to humane or domestic animals.
  2. Wildlife that have had physical contact with human or domestic animal, thereby potentially exposing the person or domestic animal to rabies.
  3. Wildlife that is displaying signs and symptoms of rabies that poses a threat to humans or domestic animals.
  4. Wildlife that are sick or injured and pose a threat to humans or domestic animals.

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