Animal Control

Animal Control Services

M-F: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Animal Control Unit maintains peace and quiet in our neighborhoods, protects public and private property, and provides a safe environment for residents and pets.

Animal control does:

  • Pick up dead animals but only on city streets;
  • Write tickets for ordinance violations;
  • Make court appearances;
  • Investigate cruelty and neglect complaints;
  • Investigate animal bites;
  • Process special animal permits;
  • Work with animal owners to resolve barking and disturbance complaints; and
  • Make educational presentations to civic groups, neighborhood associations and school children.

Animal Control does not provide nuisance wildlife removal.

In a year's time, Animal Control will answer more than 9,000 calls, impound more than 1,200 animals, investigate more than 120 animal bites, and process more than 200 special animal permits.