Animal Control

About the Department

The Department of Animal Control is engaged in the enforcement of state laws, regulations, and county ordinances relating to domestic animals. Activities include dog licensing, operating the county dog shelter, maintaining dog license and rabies vaccination records, impounding stray dogs and livestock, investigating dog bites, quarantining dogs that have bit, investigating loose or nuisance dog complaints, and livestock complaints. Other areas of responsibility include licensing kennels, investigating potential violations of humane laws, picking up small dead animals for disposal from county roadways, and picking up injured domestic animals.