Division of Animal Care & Control

Wildlife Issues

As an alternative to impounding and destroying healthy and treatable wildlife, the National Animal Control Association recommends animal control provide education on wild animals in the area as well as effective and humane methods to deter and exclude animals from homes, structures, and targeted areas.

Any injured wild animal should be reported to 216-664-3069. Any complaints about vacant properties that are attracting wildlife should be directed to Building & Housing at 216-664-2007.

The City of Cleveland Division of Animal Care & Control offers ‘nuisance’ wildlife (skunks, groundhogs, opossums, and raccoons) trapping from May 1 through October 31. Please call us at 216.664.3069 for information on our trapping services, and be sure to review the trapping rules.