The City of Madison strives to provide a safe, clean environment for pets, their owners, and all other residents alike. If you own a pet, please adhere to the responsibilities outlined below.
- Wild pet information
- Exotic pets - for information contact Public Health - Madison and Dane County at 267-1989
- Relevant City of Madison ordinances:
- Animal Bite Reporting
- Barking dogs
- Call Madison Police Department at (608)266-4275
- Loose/stray animals
- Call (608) 255-2345 to have an Animal Services Officer dispatched by radio to respond within Madison city limits. Outside Madison, call Public Health - Madison and Dane County at (608) 267-1989
- Report a dead animal
The City of Madison does not pick up dead deer. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for the collection of dead deer from the roadside. The City of Madison reports dead deer to the DNR when vehicle accident reports are taken, and deer are usually picked up within 48 hours. To report a dead deer call the DNR at (608) 266-2621.
- Sick or rabid wildlife
- Call (608) 255-2345 to have an Animal Services Officer dispatched by radio to respond
- West Nile Virus
- Wild animals nuisance
- Call a Private Pest Control Service