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This section enforces the County's Animal Control Ordinance and the state's Dangerous Dog statue both inside and outside all city limits.

Animal Control investigates bite cases and dangerous dog cases. This agency also provides:

  • Animal adoption programs
  • picks up sick or injured dogs and cats, and quarantines animals.

When inquiring about animals viewed on our website, you must provide the animal id number from the website.

County law requires:

  • That all dogs and cats four months and older have a current rabies vaccination and have a valid license.
  • All dogs and cats must wear a collar with a valid license tag on it at all times or implant the dog or cat with a RFID microchip, registered with Animal Control.
  • Dogs must be confined to their owner's property or be under the owner's control when in public areas.
Animal Control Duties:
1. Rabies control and prevention
  A. Bite investigations
  B. Animal quarantine
  C. Laboratory diagnosis and rabies prevention referrals
2. Enforcement of the county Animal Controls Ordinance
  A. Rabies vaccinations
  B. Stray dogs and cats
  C. Dog and cat nuisances
3. Dangerous dogs
  A. Investigation of animal attacks
  B. Dangerous dog classifications
  C. Dangerous dog confiscations
4. Animal adoptions
5. Public education and information program