The number one answer to this question is, “Leave it alone!” Many wild animals, especially rabbits and deer, leave their young for extended periods of time, so we should not interfere with them. Daylight sightings of raccoons and possums are not unusual and likely don’t require a call to your local Animal Shelter. In the majority of cases, these critters are just going about their daily lives. Check out the links below for more information.
If you truly believe a wild animal is in need of assistance call the Missouri Department of Conservation (see link below) or the Lakeside Nature Center at 816-513-8960 for advice or visit their webpage at lakesidenaturecenter.org.
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Yes. By City ordinance, all dogs must be physically restrained at all times, including if the animal is on its own property. Acceptable restraint methods include:
A list of Kansas City-area animal control agencies can be found http://www.hsgkc.org/resources_animalcontrol.html.
If you live in an area that does not have its own animal control, you may be able to find assistance through the Humane Society of Missouri» http://www.hsmo.org
If a wild animal has made an intrusion to your actual living space, call the Liberty Animal Control for assistance removing it from your home. You may also call Animal Control if you observe a sick or injured animal in an area that it could potentially cause a public safety or health risk. If you are having problems with a wildlife infestation, such as bats in your attic or a family of raccoons living under your porch, you will be directed to contact a professional pest removal company to handle the problem.