The Police Department frequently retrieves lost pets. If a pet has a license (as required by the Village), pet and owner are quickly reunited. Owners are assessed a $35 fee for lost pets. Please call the Police non-emergency number at 708-246-8540 regarding lost pets.Residents may wish to refer to this Pet Safety Guide for helpful home security tips with pets in mind.
The Village does not collect or destroy wild animals and does not offer traps for trapping animals. If there is a dead animal in the street or parkway, it will be picked up by the Public Works Department. For assistance in the collection of a dead animal in the street or parkway, please call 708-246-1800 ext. 200.
Tips for Managing Wildlife ProblemsDeterring wildlife from visiting your property is the most effective way to discourage nuisance wildlife problems. Taking the time to make changes will greatly reduce your chances of unwanted guests.
Wild Animal Information
- Coexisting With Coyotes-A brochure prepared by the Western Springs Police Department
- Urban Coyotes-Illinois Issues July, 2012 Article
- Experts Share Tips About Keeping Coyotes at Bay-Pioneer Local August, 2012 Article
- University of Illinois Extension - Living with Wildlife