Animal Control

Animal Control is responsible for handling calls for service concerning domestic animals and certain wildlife. This is accomplished through:
  • Enforcement of municipal ordinances and state statutes relating to animals
  • Pet licensing
  • Working with pet owners to resolve problems
Adoption Fees
  • There is a $15 non-refundable fee with every adoption
  • A $50 sterilization deposit is required with each adoption
    • The new owner is given two weeks to have their pet sterilized (longer if it is a puppy)
    • The $50 fee is refunded once the City receives proof of sterilization
Animal Control Reminders
  • All dogs must be tagged through the City and must have proof of rabies vaccination (Ordinances 2-201 & 2-202)
  • It is unlawful for any dog to run at large within the city limits. The dog will be impounded and the owner will be fined (Ordinance 2-206)