Oakland is a beautiful city inhabited by a variety of wild animals, both big and small. These animals are often attempting to live in the same space as humans, which can lead to animal injuries. Learn more about Oakland’s wildlife, here [PDF].
Oakland Animal Services works closely with Oakland’s Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue Center (YUWR), WildCare and Lindsay Wildlife Museum to help injured and sick wildlife. If you have a general question about wildlife or need assistance with wildlife, please contact one of our partners.
Wild Animals Around Your Home:
There are many steps you can take to humanely handle problems that you may encounter with wild animals on your property. For more information, please visit one of our partner’s websites.
You can also contact Alameda County Vector Control, 510.567.6800, if you have questions/concerns regarding wildlife around your home.
For information on coyotes, see Project Coyote and the Humane Society’s Coyote Hazing Guidelines [PDF].
- Golden Gate Audubon Society
- International Bird Rescue
- Lindsay Wildlife Museum
- Ohlone Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
- Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue Center
To report poaching, polluting of habitat, etc.
Fish & Game Hotline, 1-888-334-CalTIP (888-334-2258)