Animal Safety

Occasionally wild animals get into buildings by mistake. The Animal Make Safe program safely and humanely responds to certain live animal incidents in campus buildings by capture and removal or live trapping. Our staff is trained to respond to these incidents 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Please see Animal Issues - Who to call for more information. If you are looking for information about laboratory animals please see Biological Safety / Humanized Animal Research.

In the spring and fall, bats are commonly seen around Austin and the UT Campus. Sometimes bats find their way to places where they shouldn’t be, such as inside a building. If you come across a bat in a building, or one outside that needs help, please call Animal Make Safe. Remember, bats are wildlife and should never be touched!

For bat or other wildlife issues that need our attention, please call Animal Make Safe:

  • (512) 471-2287 during business hours (8am-5pm)
  • (512) 471-2671 after hours.