The Animal Control Department promotes and supports responsible pet ownership while keeping both the animals and the public safe.
The department receives roughly 3,700 animals per year, and assists the public with many services, including:
- Enforcement of County Animal Ordinances (Chapter 90)
- Provide rabies and animal welfare education
- Provide low cost or free spay and neuter options for low income pet owners
- Investigate reports of animal cruelty
- Investigate general animal complaints
- Pick up sick and/or injured animals
Please remember that as a pet owner, you have a responsibility to your pet. Pets need:
- Love and attention daily
- Food and water daily
- To be kept clean, brushed and groomed
- To be disciplined
- Shelter from rain, snow, cold and drafts
- To receive regular veterinary care
Note: Animal Control will hold a stray dog for five (5) days to give the owner a chance to reclaim them. In the event a stray dog is not reclaimed, it can be adopted, sent to a rescue or humanely euthanized. There is no set amount of time required to hold an owner relinquished dog. Animal Control will pick up a stray cat if it is contained.