Wildlife Concerns

Do you know what to do if you see a coyote in your yard or have a squirrel in your attic? By providing sources of food, water and cover, you can turn your backyard into a home for some Missouri wildlife–even if you don’t want to.

The Creve Coeur Police Department wishes to provide information to help you deal with the wildlife in your area.

Deer Management

In October 2011, the City Council adopted an ordinance to allow trained archery hunters to hunt deer within city limits when a permit is obtained through the Creve Coeur Police Department. An ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer was also adopted. 

For more information about deer management in Creve Coeur, visit www.crevecoeurmo.gov/deer.

Wildlife Agencies

Below are three different agencies that specialize in wildlife concerns:

The Bi-State Wildlife Hotline is a not-for-profit wildlife rescue, rehab and resource assembled by a group of wildlife rehabilitators across Missouri and Illinois. Their mission is to provide the public with 24 hour easy access to wildlife information and resources. They do this by offering wildlife coexistence education, humane conflict resolution advice, wildlife rescue services, and referral to local wildlife resources when needed. The Bi-State Wildlife Hotline number is (855) WILD-HELP.

The Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitates injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife and releases healthy animals back to their natural habitat. Through educational outreach, the center provides environmental awareness, promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife, and encourages the community to protect our delicate ecosystems. The Wildlife Rescue Center is located at 1128 New Ballwin Road in Ballwin, MO. If you have any questions about this organization, they can be reached at (636) 394-1880.

The St. Louis County Animal and Mosquito Control Services assures that pets and people live together in safety and harmony, and that all pets receive proper care and housing. As part of your Health Department, Animal Control officers are in action every day, handling many routine as well as emergency situations with pets and wild animals. One of the most important things that Animal Control officers do is investigate animal bites. The St. Louis County Animal and Mosquito Control Services is located at 10521 Baur Boulevard in Olivette, MO. If you have any questions about this organization, they can be reached at (314) 615-0650.

For questions or concerns about the above information provided, feel free to contact the Creve Coeur Police Department Crime Prevention Office at (314) 442-2075 or by email.