What to do if you see an animal in distress

What to do if you see an animal in distress

If you see an animal in distress or believe someone is abusing an animal, please contact your local Animal Services Office (see below). Try to gather the following information to better help report the incident:

  • A factual, written statement of what you observed. Try to give approximate dates and times.
  • Photos and videos of the animal(s) and the location. Please do not put yourself in danger and do not enter another person’s property without permission. Use extreme caution around unfamiliar animals who may be frightened.
City of Creswell 541.895.2531
Cottage Grove – Humane Society of Cottage Grove 541.942.3130
Eugene – Eugene Animal Services 541.687.4060
Junction City Police Dept 541.998.1245
Unincorporated Lane County – Lane County Animal Services 541.682.3645
Springfield – Springfield Animal Control/Police Dept.: 344 A Street 541.726.3634
Veneta – Veneta Animal Control/City Hall: 88184 8th street 541.935.2191

Wildlife Services

Lane County does not provide any type of services for wildlife.
If you see wildlife in distress, please contact one of the following agencies listed below. Do not attempt to catch a wild animal until you consult one of the following expert wildlife organizations:

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 541.726.3515
Bats-General Info/Stewart Parmenter 541.686.9661
Cascade Raptor Center   541.485.1320
Chintimini Wildlife   541.745.5324

According to Lane County: If you find a wild animal, DO NOT feed or water.

For more information on this, visit, https://www.lanecounty.org/government/county_departments/public_works/general_services/animal_services/wildlife_services