To report disease or mortality events in wildlife, the public is encouraged to contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources general line at 1-800-858-1549 or the wildlife biologist in their county. A list of private and public lands biologists for each county can be found at:
Wildlife Private Lands Biologists
Wildlife Public Lands Biologists
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Wildlife Health Program is a branch of the Department whose role is to ensure the health and viability of Kentucky’s wildlife population through wildlife disease surveillance and monitoring, wildlife health related research, and disease mitigation and response efforts. We are particularly interested in reports of animals exhibiting clinical signs of disease, large scale die-offs involving multiple animals, including amphibians, reptiles, or birds, or any unusual mortality events. We appreciate your help with our wildlife health surveillance efforts.