Allegheny County Animal Services / Pennsylvania PA

Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Allegheny County

County Animal ServicesIf you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Allegheny 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.

Allegheny County Animal Services: 412.255.2036

REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: 412.255.2036 or 724-238-9524

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:

  • Allegheny County Animal Services: 412.255.2036
  • Pennsylvania Wildlife Commission: 724-238-9524
  • Pittsburgh police department: 412-323-7201
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 Xceptional Wildlife Removal
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Pittsburgh Wildlife ControlAllegheny County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal services, call Xceptional Wildlife Removal at 412-228-4945. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Pittsburgh. They offer custom Pittsburgh 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 Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 412-228-4945

We serve the greater Pittsburgh PA area, including Bethel Park, Mount Lebanon, Dormont, Belleview, Avalon, Penn Hills, Wilkinsburg, Turtle Creek, Plum, Monroeville, White Oak, West Mifflin, Duquesne, Brentwood, Baldwin, and more.

It is important to remember that most county animal services in Allegheny 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 Allegheny County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 412-228-4945

We service all of Allegheny County, including Penn Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Monroeville, Plum, Allison Park, West Mifflin, Baldwin, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, Whitehall, Franklin Park, Munhall, Carnot-Moon, Jefferson Hills, Brentwood, Swissvale, Glenshaw, Dormont, Bellevue, Castle Shannon, Pleasant Hills, Carnegie, White Oak, Clairton and more.

Allegheny County Wildlife Removal Tip:

Is it legal to trap opossums?
When you look at catching and releasing a wild animal, there are so many things that you will need to take into consideration. You have to get the right traps - not too big and not too small. Then you need the perfect bait - you want something readily available to you but still something that the opossum will adore. At the same time, you will need to check the legalities. In some cities and states, it is actually illegal to catch and release certain wild animals, and the last thing that you will want is to get yourself into trouble.

Of course, the easiest way around this problem is to call on a professional to come and do the job for you, but if the animal is driving you mad and you cannot wait, or you don't really want to have to shell out for an expensive wildlife expert, you can have a bash at catching the animal yourself.

To find out more information on whether or not it is legal in your state or city to catch or trap an opossum, it is best to either give the local animal services a call, or to check the information that they will have available on their website. Alternatively, you can call the local wildlife removal experts to ask them for advice - they will usually be happy to give this to you free of charge if it means keeping you out of trouble with the boys in blue, and having the creature safely removed from your property.

Allegheny County, PA Animal Control News Clip:

Rabies cases in '05 hit 21 after raccoon found

Pittsburgh County now has its 21st case of rabies so far this year. Animal Services Friday received positive rabies lab results for a raccoon that was found near West Hill Avenue and Rosewood Cemetery Road Thursday by an animal control officer responding to a resident's request. For more information, call the animal services of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The raccoon was submitted to the state rabies laboratory for testing because it was found dead in the resident's driveway when she returned home after being gone for several hours in the morning. Two household dogs were outside during her absence at the time the raccoon was discovered. They are suspected of having contact with the raccoon, not only because of their close proximity but because saliva was observed on the coat of the raccoon. Animal and carcass removal services in Pittsburgh County is dedicated to helping Pennsylvania and Pittsburg.

If a dog or cat has a current rabies vaccination -- as the dogs in this case do -- it is not necessary for the owner to decide whether to release the animal to be euthanized or to quarantine the animal for a six-month period at a veterinary clinic. Instead, state law requires that the animal receive a booster shot within 72 hours of any suspected rabies exposure; and the owner of the two dogs is getting the rabies booster shots for her dogs within that time period. Allegheny County animal control says it will continue to help with domestic animal issues, but not with Pennsylvania wildlife problems.

It didn't appear initially that any members of the household had any contact with the raccoon itself or the two involved dogs. Of the 21 cases, all but four have involved raccoons. Also testing positive were two foxes, a bat and a dog. animal Services is offering its last low-cost rabies clinic of the year today. The clinic is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pittsburg County Animal Shelter off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The vaccination fee is $5, which must be paid in cash. If possible, be sure to bring your cat or dog's most recent vaccination certificate. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Animals that may be fractious should be kept in a vehicle where a veterinarian will vaccinate them. Allegheny County animal services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, declined to comment on the situation.

Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call 412.255.2036, and if you need wildlife removal service in Allegheny County, call Xceptional Wildlife Removal: 412-228-4945.

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