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Sacramento County Animal Control

City of Sacramento Animal Control: 916-808-7387
Sacramento County Animal Care: 916-368-7387
Sacramento SPCA: 916-383-7387

For a dead animal on the road, or a dangerous animal, call the city wildlife hotline: 916-875-4311

If you have a problem with a dog or a cat, please do not call us. Call Sacramento County Animal Services at 916-808-7387. This is a free service for domestic animals only. The county handles cases such as dangerous dogs, stray cats, barking dogs, lost pets and adoptions, and stuff like that. The county will not help out with wild animal issues.

If you have a problem with a wild animal and wish to hire us, see our number below. We provide professional wildlife control services for the greater Sacramento area, and this is not free service. The county not only does not handle wildlife, but even if they did, all you'd get is a trap slapped on the ground, and whatever random critter they catch eventually taken away, Monday - Friday, 9-5. There's a reason for professional wildlife control experts like us - no government agency would possibly crawl in your attic, humanely remove only the target species, repair the damage, seal the entry points shut, clean the waste, etc. Nuisance wildlife control is highly specialized and dangerous work, and no government employee is trained to do it properly - nor do they have the time or resources. Please read this page to understand more of some of our specialized services.


DOG or CAT, call 916-808-7387

Some of Our Company's Wildlife Services:

- Removal of Animals from Attics
- General Humane Wildlife Trapping
- Home / Building Critter Inspections
- Exclusion and Prevention Repairs
- Attic Cleanup and Decontamination
- Dead Animal Carcass Removal
- Skunk and Carcass Odor Control
- Bat Colony and Bird Control
- Rat and Mouse Control
- Snake Removal and Prevention

Wildlife Trapping: We are expert critter trappers, and we are very humane to wild animals. We trap them in live cages and relocate them. We make sure that we arrive at your house immediately to remove the trapped critters, so that they don't suffer. Successful trapping relies upon many subtle factors, from the right trap, the right bait, location, and a host of other very important factors. Most of the time, we are bolting traps to the roof or to entry holes to ensure 100% success in trapping the target animals only.

Exclusion Repairs: This is perhaps the single most important factor in ensuring a successful wildlife control job. If you have animals in your attic, walls, or any part of your home, then they got in somehow, either through existing holes (vents, architectural gaps, etc) or holes that they clawed or chewed open themselves. We find all of these vulnerable open entry areas and seal them shut, permanently, with bolts and steel, and make sure that animals can't get back in again, with guarantee.

Attic Cleanup: If you've had animals living in your attic, then you've got all that they bring with them - urine, feces, parasites, nesting material, food, pheromones that can attract new animals, and the zoonotic diseases that can affect you and your pets. We clean your attic and restore it to its original sanitary condition. We decontaminate and deodorize the attic and eliminate the biohazard, and we get rid of the smell that can attract new animals to try to live in your house.

We provide professional pest animal control for all of greater Sacramento, CA including the towns & suburbs of Elk Grove, Parkway, Florin, Rosemont, Arden, Rancho Cordova, Arcade, Charmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Roseville, Foothill Farms, North Highlands, Wilton, West Sacramento, and more. We are not a standard Sacramento extermination company - we specialize only in wildlife, and will identify and trap the Sacramento critter, control the problem in full, and we give a guarantee on our work.

What to Do About a Stray Dog

You may come across a stray dog as you are walking on the streets. There is a high likelihood that the dog is from your neighborhood. There are a couple of this you are recommended to do if you find yourself in that situation:

a) First, consider your safety. If the animal looks threatening, do not approach it. Instead, notify your local animal rescue authority. Do not do anything that may frighten the dog off.

b) If the dog is friendly, approach it carefully as it may still bite. Speak to it in a calm and reassuring voice. Once you manage to get to it, check its collar for any contact information. Check for tattoos inside the dog’s ear or inner legs. If you find any information, contact the owner and arrange for a meeting for them to collect their dog.

c) You can check the area for any “Lost Dog” posters. If you do not get any posters, do not automatically assume that the dog does not have an owner. It could have strayed in the last few hours, and posters have not gone up yet. The dog could have strayed quite a distance, so check for posters within proximity of one mile.

d) If the dog looks hungry, you can feed it. Do not let the dog mix with your pets before taking it to the vet. Mixing the animals may lead to transfer of diseases, especially since you do not know the dog’s medical history.

e) Take the stray dog to a vet for the check up. The vet will check the dog for microchips. These are tiny computer chips, which are injected under the animal’s skin. They contain identification information about the dog. They are also a permanent form of identification. However, you must be ready to bear the vet charges.

f) Check the “lost and found” adverts in the local newspaper. Do this regularly and if you find an advert that almost matches the description given, call to find out if the person is the dog owner. Many people have been to give wrong description of their dogs, especially when it comes to the breed. You can also post a “found dog” advert in the paper.

g) Take a picture of the dog and post it on the internet. Give a full description of the dog next to the picture. This way, anyone searching for the dog can easily know his or her dog. The internet is also a popular place where dog owners have found their dogs.

h) You can place a “found dog” poster near the area where you found the stray dog. You can accompany the poster with the dog’s picture and a description of the dog. There is a high likelihood that the dog owner will come looking for his dog there.

i) The law requires that you turn in found dogs to the local authority. Many dog owners go looking for their dogs there. It will therefore be easy for the owner of the dog to find his pet from there.

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