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Animal Services and Control in King County, Washington

King County Animal Services, Washington

Dog or Cat Problem: 206-296-7387 FREE

Wildlife Problem: 206.799.6403 - NOT FREE

King County Animal Services, and the city of Seattle in the state of Washington, will assist you in the event of a problem with a dog or cat or domestic animal. If you have a problem or nuisance dog complaint or a bite report or a cat issue, call the county, and it will be taken care of for you. If you have a problem with a wild animal such as a raccoon or an opossum, call the wildlife number above. You will pay a fee to a private trapper in order to have your wild animal issue resolved. There is no free city service or free county services for wild animal control problems. Wild animals are handled by private wildlife trapping companies that do a far better job, with better training, than any government agency could provide. If you want to report a rabid animal, you can call the county, but they will not come out and trap and remove the animal for you. If you hear noises in your attic, even if it's caused by a cat, the county will not assist in that matter. If your neighbor has a dangerous dog and you feel that it is threatening you or your family, King County Animal Services will help. If you find a litter of kittens under the local dumpster, the county will help for free.


If you find an injured baby wild animal, neither the county/city or a private company will help. You'll either have to leave it be, or find a wildlife rehabber like this one: 206-855-9057

I also have some good friends in other cities who perform excellent wildlife control services. If you live in Southern Cal, see Trevor's Los Angeles Pest Animal Control page here on my website. If you live in Northeast FL, see Andrew's Jacksonville Pest Animal Control page here. If you live in Southern Florida, visit Patrick's Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Pest Animal Control page here on my website.

I got the below email regarding unfair bias against certain dog breeds, so I thought I'd post it below:

Good evening,
My name is Faith and I am one of the founders of Families Against Breed Bans; an organization formed to fight breed discrimination and promote responsible dog ownership. I am also a professional dog trainer who has firsthand experience in working with aggression, both human aggression and dog aggression.

A concerned citizen emailed Families Against Breed Bans (FABB) this afternoon to notify us of some information on your website that concerned them. I visited your website and it became clear to me that this person was disturbed by the statement, "If your neighbor has a dangerous dog, like a pit-bull, and it is threatening you or your family, King County Animal Services will help."

I do not know if you personally wrote this statement, but I feel that it warrants attention since it is not only wrong in its false accusation of all pit bulls being dangerous dogs, but it is extremely misleading to the average person who may read your site and give credit to false information, therefore treating it as factual. Defining an entire breed of dog as dangerous is not only misguided and downright ignorant, just as targeting an entire of race of people based on the actions of a few is, but it also confirms that the author knows little about canines in general since there is no such thing as a dangerous breed of dog. Any dog, irrespective of breed, owned by a reckless owner can be a danger in the community. Any owner who fails to socialize their dogs - of any breed - and chooses to allow them to reside in the yard indefinitely, chained or free-roaming, is not a responsible dog owner and can be at fault for raising a dog that can, and will if given the chance, become a danger within the community.

I wanted to give you the chance to rectify what must have been an oversight on the part of your web designer and would very much appreciate you removing the reference to pit bulls in the above mentioned statement. False statements like this do not help those of us who are responsible dog owners and definitely do not help pit bulls (and breeds that look like pit bulls) in our community who are targeted, and euthanized, because of breed stereotyping. Statements such as this continue to perpetuate the myth of one breed of dog being different than any other breed, and continues to ensure that people such as myself, and the 650+ members of my organization continue to be targeted, and discriminated against, because of this form of fear mongering.

If the above referenced statement was the work of King County Animal Services, please disregard this email and let me know of my error and I will contact them directly.

I look forward to speaking with you further on this matter in the hopes of resolving this issue.

Thank you,
Families Against Breed Bans

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