What does CASU do about wildlife?

Chesapeake Animal Services does not routinely pick up wild animals or provide traps for this purpose. Officers will respond if:

  • A wild animal is inside the dwelling portion of a residence
  • A wild animal is sick or injured
  • A wild animal is an orphaned baby
  • A wild animal that is a mammal has caused any type of exposure to a pet or human
  • A wild animal is in the act of menacing or attacking a person or pet so as to pose a direct and immediate threat to public safety

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1. What does CASU do about wildlife?
2. I am afraid my family or pets might be attacked by wildlife. What should I do?
3. What about birds?
4. What if a wild animal is causing damage to my property?
5. I see animals like raccoons and foxes during the day. Does this mean they are rabid?
6. I am not comfortable seeing wildlife around my home. Can these animals just be removed?