Norfolk County Animal Services / Virginia VA

Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Norfolk County

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

Norfolk County Animal Services: (757) 441-5505

REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: (757) 441-5505 or 804-367-0909

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:

  • Norfolk County Animal Services: (757) 441-5505
  • Virginia Wildlife Commission: 804-367-0909
  • Norfolk police department: 703-591-0966
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 ACS Wildlife Removal
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Norfolk Wildlife ControlNorfolk County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal services, call ACS Wildlife Removal at 757-550-4886. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Norfolk. They offer custom Norfolk 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 Norfolk County in Virginia. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 757-550-4886

We service southeast Virginia, including the Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Hamton areas.

It is important to remember that most county animal services in Norfolk 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 Norfolk County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 757-550-4886

We also service Bellingham, Braintree Town city, Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin Town city, Holbrook, Medfield, Millis-Clicquot CDP, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, and more.

Norfolk County Wildlife Removal Tip:

Three possum trapping tips
If you have a friendly neighborhood possum making its home in your house or yard, you might be tempted to call the local wildlife control professional to come and give you a hand in removing it. However, you might be able to do part of the process yourself. The local experts may do a good job, but they can sometimes be rather expensive. However, if you catch an opossum and hand it over to them, you may find that some of the expense has been spared. There are three very simple possum trapping tips that you can use to do half of the job and to have a stint at being a wildlife control officer yourself:

Use your garbage can! If you whack your garbage can against the wall at an angle and throw some cat food in the bottom, the possum will go after the cat food, jump in and will REALLY struggle to get back out again, in most cases, not being able to get out at all. Believe it or not, the possum cannot hang by its tail by the edge of the garbage can as myth would lead us to believe. In reality, their tails, which are classed as semi-prehensile, are not actually strong enough to carry the weight of a fully grown possum. Just a little bit of trivia for you! Use cat food as bait! These creatures love a good bit of cat food, in fact any pet food will do, and you will have a good chance of your trap working if you use this food.

Always place traps where you have seen the possum. You should also make sure that it is actually legal in your state or city to catch them otherwise you could find yourself in rather hot water!

Norfolk County, VA Animal Control News Clip:

Animal Control to deal with rats, rabbits at Norfolk home

Norfolk County Animal Control officers will be trying, daily, to trap a population of rats and rabbits lurking beneath an empty Greenacres home. The home is surrounded by trash, animal feces, a cloud of flies and a terrific stench. Norfolk County Animal Control division chief Denise Haynes said Tuesday the animals' owners left them at the property at Lamont when they were evicted Oct. 15.

Haynes said she has been in contact with Joanne Comstock, one of the former owners. The woman told Haynes there are about 15 rats and 12 rabbits on the property. Neighbors had said they thought there might be up to 100 animals there. Animal control officers saw a number of animals at the home, but most disappeared under the home when a car approached, Haynes said.

Haynes said the animals appear to be in good condition, but a couple of dead rats and rabbits seem to have been killed by a rat fight or by coyotes. Animal control officers of Oildale inspected the site Tuesday morning, Haynes said, recovered a couple of rats and set out two traps to collect others. And Haynes' officers will place more traps on the property, she said. Norfolk County animal services in Norfolk, Virginia, declined to comment on the matter.

"I don't feel there is negligence in terms of the animals. The biggest issue is the condition of the home," she said. Animal control will work with the property owner, whom Haynes identified as Norman Shepherd, to help collect the rats and rabbits and take them to the county animal shelter. Norfolk County animal control says it will continue to help with domestic animal issues, but not with Virginia wildlife problems. It is important to deal with the situation immediately because the animals will breed and cause a larger problem, Haynes said. One rat captured on Tuesday was pregnant, she said.

Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call (757) 441-5505, and if you need wildlife removal service in Norfolk County, call ACS Wildlife Removal: 757-550-4886.

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