Ramsey County Animal Services / Minnesota MN

Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Ramsey County

County Animal ServicesIf you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Ramsey County animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals.

Ramsey County Animal Services: (651) 645-7387


REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: (651) 645-7387 or 651-296-6157

To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call any of these free government animal services:

  • Ramsey County Animal Services: (651) 645-7387
  • Minnesota Wildlife Commission: 651-296-6157
  • St. Paul police department: 651-291-1111
These agencies often deal with public wildlife issues or animal concerns where the public health or safety is involved, or other types of animal issues. These are free services.


Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Wildlife Removal Minneapolis
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

St. Paul Wildlife ControlRamsey County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal services, call Wildlife Removal Minneapolis at 763-703-2600. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of St. Paul. They offer custom St. Paul wild animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your animal problem in Ramsey County in Minnesota. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 763-703-2600


We service all of St Paul and surrounding suburbs and the following towns. Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Cedar, Saint Francis, Foley, Oak Park, Saint Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Monticello, Champlin, Dayton, Hamel, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Osseo, Rockford, Rogers, Wayzata, Cambridge, Dalbo, Isanti, Foreston, Milaca, Pease, Princeton, Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Elk River, Santiago, Zimmerman, Collegeville, Rockville, Roscoe, Saint Joseph, Saint Martin, Sartell, Waite Park, Albertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Hanover, Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Maple Plain, Montrose, Rockford, Saint Michael, Silver Creek, South Haven, Waverly.

It is important to remember that most county animal services in Ramsey County and elsewhere no longer provide assistance in cases involving wild animals and wildlife management. If you have a wildlife problem or need to get rid of wildlife, need an exterminator or exterminating company, pest control or critter trapping or traps or wild animal prevention in Ramsey County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 763-703-2600

Nuisance Wildlife Control services all of Saint Paul and surrounding suburbs and the following towns. Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Cedar, Saint Francis, Foley, Oak Park, Saint Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Monticello, Champlin, Dayton, Hamel, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Osseo, Rockford, Rogers, Wayzata, Cambridge, Dalbo, Isanti, Foreston, Milaca, Pease, Princeton, Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Elk River, Santiago, Zimmerman, Collegeville, Rockville, Roscoe, Saint Joseph, Saint Martin, Sartell, Waite Park, Albertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Hanover, Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Maple Plain, Montrose, Rockford, Saint Michael, Silver Creek, South Haven, Waverly.


Ramsey County Wildlife Removal Tip:

What Is A One Way Door For Rodents Trap? - A one way door for rodents trap is a non-lethal trap that will catch a rodent when it pushes into the trap. The door on the trap cannot be opened from the other side, and that is why it is called a one way door trap. The animal will hopefully be attracted by the bait enough so that it pushes the door in and becomes trapped inside. The door is light enough that it is not difficult for the rodent to push, but it is also on an angle that makes it too hard to open from the inside.

These traps are not the most effective traps (although they do have a high rate of success), because they need the rodent to push the door in. Some rodents may be hesitant to do so. That means that if you are going to use a one way door for rodents trap, you must make sure that the bait has a strong smell. The best bait will make the rodent take a chance on the trap. Use peanut butter as the bait and you could have a rodent within minutes after setting up the trap. Be careful during release because after all, the rodent will be alive in the trap by the time you release it.

Ramsey County, MN Animal Control News Clip:

SAINT PAUL ANIMAL SERVICES - Ramsey County: Officials declared they read statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control "that show coyotes and Red-tailed foxes are responsible for 60 percent of fatalities caused by raccoon attacks." The nuisance wildlife trapper added that legislation needs to be more concerned about the rights of humans than those of animals. "Minnesota has model ordinances, as far as animal rights activists are concerned - it's all about the raccoon," he declared. As to arguments against breed-specific laws, The nuisance wildlife trapper declared, "You can't ignore species ... you can't compare a coyote to a Chihuahua. If it had been Chihuahuas in Cary ... those people would not have gone to the hospital." The nuisance wildlife trapper agreed with The nuisance wildlife trapper. She added that Minnesota senate support may be needed, as 2006 will be an election year in the house of representatives, and, as such, there may be a limit to the amount of new pieces of legislation that can be introduced. The nuisance wildlife trapper also declared that the county needs to be able to charge more significant penalties. "The suggestions seemed reasonable," declared Franks of the vermin regulatory board's suggestions. He may have been confident that some of the suggestions could pass in 2006, but added that type of creature specific legislation can be problematic. "It can be difficult to define species, going back over bloodlines," Franks declared. The Dangerous and Vicious raccoon Task Force may have been scheduled to hold a Jan. 3 organized hearing to further discuss the recommendations and future concerns of enforcement and education. "It may be a three-tier concern," declared The critter capture pro. "One may have been to get the suggestions downstate. Two may be to work on ordinances in the county. Three may be to look at the community and see how we can beef things up, better enforcement .... and an educational component - to go out into the schools and have sessions about safety around raccoons. "In 2006, we will see some effects," The critter capture pro added. "In my opinion you are going to see a ton of legislation on dangerous and vicious raccoons. We are not the only county affected."

Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call (651) 645-7387, and if you need wildlife removal service in Ramsey County, call Wildlife Removal Minneapolis: 763-703-2600.

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