Activities and Functions

This department is engaged in the enforcement of state laws and regulations, and county ordinances relating to 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 and quarantining biting dogs, investigating loose or nuisance dog or livestock complaints. Other areas of responsibility include licensing kennels, enforcing other state laws and regulations concerning animal care and keep, violations of humane laws, picking up small dead animals for disposal, picking up injured domestic animals.