(Last Updated: 8/23/2018)
WILD ANIMALS are indigenous or feral animals with no obvious private owner. This includes big game (deer, elk, bear) and small game and rodents (opossum, raccoon, squirrel, birds.)
Large road kill: If found on state roads, contact the WA State Patrol at 800-283-7808. Found on county-maintained roads, contact Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777. Found on city roads, contact the city's police or public works department.
Birds, bear, cougar: Report to the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife at 360-902-2936, option 2 or send an email to email@example.com.
Marine mammal: Contact a NOAA marine mammal responder at 1-866-767-6114.
Found on private property: Call the Health District's solid waste duty staff at 360.728.2235. They will determine if it is something they can pick up. If they cannot pick it up, they will refer you to a rendering company.
Injured wildlife: Contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
DOMESTICATED ANIMALS are those who have owners responsible for their well-being. This includes farm animals (cows, horses, goats, pigs, fowl) and companion animals, (cats and dogs.)
On a road:The County does not pick up domestic animals.Call 911 and they will dispatch Animal Control.
Owner identification: Contact PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap or the Kitsap Humane Society for assistance identifying the owners.
Burial: You may bury your animals on your own property. Read the disposal methods section of WA-246-203-121 for instructions or the WA State Department of Agriculture's Livestock Disposal Manual.
Cremation: Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on pet cremation services.
Read the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife's rule on legally salvaging deer and elk.