Animal Health & Welfare
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There are a number of urban deer populations throughout San Antonio  and feeding or interaction is STRONGLY discouraged for its negative effect on the animals (and potential risk to residents). This includes things like altered natural behaviors, deer desensitization to humans leading to increased deer-car accidents, disease risks, property damage as well as environmental risks associated with the accumulation of fecal matter from the wildlife. City staff will work with Texas Parks and Wildlife to meet with concerned residents and provide educational resources on urban deer issues and State urban biologists can even offer communities technical guidance with the unique challenges deer in the city may pose. However, truly minimizing the impact of urban deer relies heavily on responsible behavior and cooperation among neighbors. Reducing feeding is the primary step but reporting poaching (hunting in the city limits) and other illegal activity like animal cruelty is vital as well to ensuring better neighborhoods for residents and native wildlife alike.

Check out the resources below for more information about deer in urban areas:


Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc.

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24-Hour Hotline: 830.336.2725

Address: 1354 Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78212  •  Web Address:

Should you find a wild animal in crisis, or need emergency assistance with a wild animal, please contact WRR, 24-hours a day.

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