Riverside County Wildlife Resources
Palm Springs Animal Shelter and Palm Springs Animal Control do not condone the trapping of healthy wildlife. There are many humane alternatives to trapping wild animals, and the resources below provide additional options.
For wildlife found within the city limits of Palm Springs
Ill, Injured, or Orphaned Birds:
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center
46500 Van Buren St Indio, CA 92201-3454
Ill or Injured Wildlife:
Obvious signs of illness or injury include bleeding, dragging limbs, obvious wounds or displaying neurological symptoms such as circling or head twitching.
Palm Springs Animal Control
Orphaned Baby Wildlife (birds and mammals):
If you find a baby wild animal, please refer to the Baby Birds and Mammals Flow Chart. Please attempt to reunite healthy baby wildlife with their parents before bringing the baby to the shelter or calling Animal Control. Keeping young wildlife with their parent’s ensures a higher likelihood of survival.
For wildlife found outside the city limits of Palm Springs: