Wildlife Issues

The Marin Humane Society Animal Services Department handles all calls involving sick, injured, dead or rabies-suspect wildlife. Please call 415.883.4621 to report wildlife in distress.

Information on wildlife co-existence
Living with Raccoons
Living with Opossums
Living with Deer
Living with Skunk
Living with Snakes
Living with Mountain Lions
Living with Coyotes

Great local wildlife resources
Audubon Canyon Ranch
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Marine Mammal Center

Additional resources
Humane Society of the United States: Coyote Hazing: Guidelines for Discouraging Neighborhood Coyotes

Information on zoonotic diseases (including West Nile Virus)
Familiarity with zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) is important for everyone, regardless of whether you have animals. It is important to understand the symptoms, and why and how certain diseases are transferred from animals to humans. Whether you are an avid hiker, cat enthusiast or have a green thumb, zoonotic diseases can be contracted in a variety of ways.
Some common Zoonotic Diseases include: 

  • Rabies
  • West Nile Virus
  • Leptosperosis
  • Salmonella
  • E coli
  • Monkeypox
  • Mad Cow
  • Newcastle
  • Mange
  • Psittacosis
For more information on zoonotic diseases, including West Nile Virus, please visit the links listed below:


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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