If their nest has been damaged it can be repaired. Look for a shallow depression lined with grass/fur. Place babies in the nest with light layers of grass to hide them. Leave the area, or the mother won’t return. (Mothers return only at dawn & dusk.) If you find healthy bunnies that are 4-5 inches long, able to hop, with eyes open and ears up, they do not need help. They are able to survive on their own. Leave them alone. Questions? Call a wildlife rehabilitator.
What do I do if I find an animal hurt or sick? (bleeding, shivering, vomiting; was attacked by cat/dog?)
Call a wildlife rehabilitator.
What should I do if I find an baby mammal that is not hurt or sick?
Place baby in nest/den or place baby in shallow box close to where it was found. Keep it warm but out of sun. If you find the mother leave the baby with the mother! If not call a wildlife rehabilitator.
Do you have a website?
Yes, you can view our pets online at petharbor.com. Photos of animals at the Adoption Center are posted daily. You can also find information about programs and services on this website. For a complete list of Animal Control related ordinances, please see Municipal Code, Chapter 6.
What other services does Animal Control offer?
Animal Control also has and adoption program and presents educational programs for anyone interested in learning more about Animal Control. If you are looking to add a pet to your family, there are a number of animals at the Adoption Center who need a foster home and please contact the Animal Control office if you would like to have someone speak to your group.
What do I do about wildlife in and around my home?
Animal Control has a humane trapping program and allows residents to check out animal traps.
Who do I call about stray animals?
Please call Animal Control to report stray animals in area neighborhoods.
Can I have any type of animal I want in Pearland?
The City does have regulations for different types of animals. If you are thinking about owning a pet other than a cat or dog, please call our office for more information.
Is there a "pooper-scooper" law in Pearland?
Yes, you must pick up after your pet in all public areas.
Does my cat/dog have to be registered with the City?
Yes, to register your pet, you must have a current Rabies Certificate. Registration fees can be paid at the Animal Control office. The fee is $10 annually for neutered pets and $20 for unneutered pets. You can also check with your veterinarian - as local veterinarian offices have registration packets for the public.