Investigating animal bites is one of the most important things Animal Control Officers do. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva or tissues from the nervous system from an infected mammal to another mammal and is typically fatal. Officers will place animals that have bitten people under observation to make sure they receive the proper evaluation and assessment for signs and symptoms of rabies. Be sure to report all animal bites.
To report an animal bite or request additional information please email Saint Louis County Animal Care & Control. Please include your physical address and phone number in the body of the email message.
Saint Louis County Animal Care & Control will respond to remove any wild animal that is found in the living area of a home. We are not licensed to remove wildlife that is outdoors, in attics, crawl spaces, or basements.
If you find a wild animal in your home during after normal office hours, please call the police non-emergency line (636) 529-8210 and ask them to dispatch an Animal Control Officer to your location.
Do not attempt to capture the animal yourself. And always keep children and household pets away from any wild animals. Try to keep an eye on the wild animal to help our Animal Control Officers quickly locate and capture it.
In general, wildlife found outdoors should be left alone. If you find a wild animal that is injured, behaving abnormally, or causing a disturbance you can call:
- Missouri Department of Conservation (wildlife control only): (314) 301-1500
- Bi-State Wildlife Hotline: (636) 492-1610