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 areas.
Does Pearland have a leash law?
Yes, cats and dogs must be on a leash or contained in a fence at all times. Pets cannot be tied outside of a fenced yard and owners must have physical control of pets at all times.
How long do I have to register my pets?
New residents have 60 days to register their pets
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 altered pets and $30 for unaltered pets.
Why do I see fire trucks coming down the street with lights and sirens on and suddenly they shut their lights and sirens off?
In most cases what this means is that after the fire department was notified of an emergency and they began to respond to the call, they were either disregarded by another unit or an officer that arrived on the scene prior to that truck’s arrival.
How can we contact the Fire Department business office?
For emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, you can contact us by calling 281.997.5851.
How do I obtain a copy of an incident report?
The Pearland Fire Department creates an incident report for every call to which the department responds. Please have the date, address, and type of call available when you call. Requests can be made by calling the City Secretary’s office. You will be asked to submit a “Request for Public Information”.
What do I do if I see an emergency vehicle approaching from the front or rear of my vehicle?
Slow down, move as far to the right as possible, stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle(s) has passed. Be alert to the possibility there may be more than one emergency vehicle approaching. Do not suddenly slam on your brakes or stop directly in front of the emergency vehicle.
Who do I report Fire Code violations to?
Violations within the City of Pearland should be reported to the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650. Violations outside of the City of Pearland should be reported to the appropriate County Fire Marshal.
Who do I report Fire Lane Parking violations to?
Violations within the City of Pearland should be reported to the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650 (After hours: 281.997.4316). Violations outside of the City of Pearland should be reported to the appropriate County Sheriff’s Office.
Can I burn paper, trash, limbs, leaves, wood or other general refuse, build a bonfire or camp fire within the City of Pearland?
No! Open burning of any type is prohibited at all times within the City of Pearland, or within any area located in the Pearland extra territorial jurisdiction that is within 5000 feet of the Pearland City Limits, by Pearland, Texas, Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, Article III, Sections 10-46 and 10-47. For further information, contact the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650.
What is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
There are several "levels" of personnel that PEMS employees. First, there is the EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician - Basic). These folks are trained in Basic Life Support.
Next, is the EMT-I (Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate). The Intermediate has some Advanced Life Support training (for example, they can establish intravenous lines and can endotracheally intubate patients).
The highest level of care is the EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician - PARAMEDIC) and the LP (Licensed Paramedic). PARAMEDICS perform MICU skills (Mobile Intensive Care Unit).
How do I get an EMS member to talk to my civic group, school, or participate in neighborhood activities?
Please call 281.997.5840 or email Raquel Garza. We will be happy to speak to your group, provide an ambulance to visit your function, or assist you in any way possible.
How do I pay my ambulance bill?
The City of Pearland uses the most current and acceptable rates for our area. For billing inquiries for ambulance service, please contact our billing department at 855.978.6304 (Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Law firms, insurance companies, and record retrieval companies must request records electronically at www.chartswap.com.