(Last Updated: 2/8/2021)
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, report it to Kitsap1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bats: Contact Kitsap Public Health
Marine mammal on public or private beaches: Contact a NOAA marine mammal responder at 1-866-767-6114 to report whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions.
Other wild animal found on private lands: The property owner is responsible for disposal. For animals under 15 pounds, you can add it to your regular garbage for pickup. For animals over 15 pounds, take them to a rendering plant or Olympic View Transfer Station for disposal.
Injured wildlife: Contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Domestic 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.)
Domestic animal found on private lands: The property owner is responsible for disposal. For animals under 15 pounds, wrap it in plastic and add it to your regular garbage. For animals over 15 pounds, take them to a rendering plant or Olympic View Transfer Station for disposal.
Burial: You may also 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.
Cat or dog on a road: Call 911 and they will dispatch Animal Control.
Large livestock on a city or county-maintained road: Call 911 to report.
Owner identification: Contact PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap or the Kitsap Humane Society for assistance identifying the owners.
Cremation: Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on pet cremation services.
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