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Frequently Asked Questions about
Living with Wildlife in Illinois

Coming in contact with bats

Animal Complaints

GENERAL COMPLAINTS:

Buffalo Grove, Inverness and Streamwood:

Respond on all animal complaints, including injured wild animal complaints 

Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to remove

Dead animals on the roadway should be referred to the police desk for disposal by Public Works

Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows:

Respond on domestic animal complaints, any animal bites, wild animals that are a threat to the safety or property of the community (including animals trapped in houses, garages or in window wells)     

Complaints about animals in traps or trap requests are referred to the non-emergency number 

Wild animal problems are referred to the non-emergency number 

Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to remove

Dead animals on the roadway should be referred to the desk for disposal by Public Works

Schaumburg:

Responds to all domestic animal situations

Situations involving wildlife are handled through the non-emergency number


CATS COMPLAINTS:

Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights:

Have no ordinance against stray cats and will not respond unless cat is sick or injured

Palatine and Rolling Meadows:

Respond if a cat is sick, injured or holding


COYOTE COMPLAINTS: 

Elk Grove Village:

Respond on all coyote complaints and sightings

All Other Towns:

Respond if coyote is sick/injured or endangering people but not for general sightings 

 

 

Wildlife Control Policy Institute

 

ABC Wildlife Control

 

Centers for Disease Control

 

 

 

 

 

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