Wildlife Services

Winding Road

Carcass Removal

Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control provides removal of carcasses on County Roads 

Monday - Friday during normal business hours

Wildlife Concerns

Unless wildlife is confined inside a home or business or is confined and has had direct pet/human contact, Anne Arundel Arundel County Animal Care & Control does not provide nuisance wildlife trapping or pickup services. However, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources provides a list, searchable by county, of individuals or companies licensed by the Wildlife & Heritage Service to handle wildlife complaints, as well as a toll-free information number:
Nuisance wildlife cooperators searchable by county  
For sick/injured wildlife concerns: 

Call Wildlife & Heritage Services Nuisance Wildlife (1-877-463-6497)

Please Note: Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control will only respond to reports of wildlife confined inside of homes and businesses.

Borrow a Humane Trap

Anne Arundel County only allows for trapping of non-wildlife animals in violation of Anne Arundel County laws.  Community cats, by their mere presence, are not in violation of Anne Arundel County laws (see There is an eartipped cat in my community what does that mean?) Generally speaking Animal Care and Control does not loan traps for wildlife. Exceptions will be made for wildlife inside a home or wildlife involved in bites to people/pets. However, if trapping you must first obtain a permit number through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 1-877-463-6497.

Humane animal traps are available from Animal Care & Control free of charge. You must be an Anne Arundel County resident. The trap may be used for two weeks and must be set inside Anne Arundel County's borders. You must obtain a trapping permit number prior to the issuance of a trap. Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday through the Nuisance Animal Hotline 1-877-463-6497.  Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control has limited traps available and may not always have one available for loan. 

Traps may be set on Monday beginning at 8:00 a.m. through Friday until 4:00 p.m. Traps may not be set on weekends or holidays. Traps must be monitored several times per day. 

Important: Trapped animals shall not be touched or handled once trapped. Animal Care & Control should be contacted immediately for trapped animals.