Wildlife Information

SEAACA receives many calls regarding wildlife sightings and wildlife in traps.  SEAACA can respond to calls for wildlife that are sick, injured, deceased or has had physical contact with a human or domestic animal. After consultation with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, SEAACA is not authorized to relocate healthy wildlife. Last updated: 7/26/2012 7:57:53 PM

To comply with State Law effective May 15, 2014, we will not routinely respond to sightings or healthy wildlife in traps. We ask the public to safely release the wildlife back into the community or call a licensed trapping or pest control service. We have wildlife information flyers that we can send to residents and also information posted on our website for reference.

If you have trapped a wild animal you may release it or contact a state licensed trapping or pest control service for assistance.Last updated: 7/26/2012 7:57:53 PM They may visit the Department of Fish & Wildlife website for more information on the laws pertaining to urban wildlife and their protection, for a listing of licensed trapper’s you can look in your local yellow pages.

 The following are helpful tips to discourage wildlife activity in residential neighborhoods:

  • Cats and small dogs should be kept indoors. When cats and small dogs are allowed outside they should be supervised closely.
  • Do not feed pets outdoors.  Do not leave food of any kind outside at night. Food left out at night will be taken as a welcome invitation by wildlife and may prompt a future visit.
  • Keep pet food indoors. If you must feed your pet outdoors, you should immediately pick up the food when your pet has finished eating.
  • Keep grounds around trees free from fallen/rotten fruit and leaf litter.
  • Store trash in securely covered heavy-duty containers.
  • Keep yard landscaping well maintained to minimize hiding or potential sheltering areas. Enclose the bottoms of porches and decks. These can be potential sheltering areas for wildlife.
  • Eliminate garbage, debris, lumber piles, etc. from the property which can be potential sheltering areas for wildlife.
  • Keep property fencing well maintained and try to eliminate access points to roof tops by trimming trees branches and vines that are close to the house.
  • Make sure pets are up to date on their vaccines and licenses.
  • Consider using animal repellant products available on the internet or in stores to deal with nuisance wildlife animals.

Please remember that if any of the three (3) life sustaining elements (food, water and shelter) are available on the property, you are more likely to encounter some wildlife in your yard.


If there is an emergency regarding wildlife or injured animals, please contact us at 562-803-3301.


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