We respond to animal safety calls and provide education to ensure a safe and healthy relationship between humans and animals.
Call (608) 255-2345 to have an Animal Services Officer sent to help with:
Call (608) 267-1989 (Animal Services Office) for:
Mosquitoes get infected with West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The WI Department of Health Services no longer collects dead birds for West Nile virus testing and the hotline has been disconnected.
If you find a dead bird, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website for instructions. If you are told to dispose of the dead bird, don’t touch it with your bare hands. Wear gloves or an inverted plastic bag and then put it in your regular trash. Wash your hands after putting the bird in the trash.