Animal Control is responsible for the enforcement of state animal control laws as well as city ordinances. Animal control regularly works in cooperation with animal advocates and other local law enforcement personnel to provide a safe home for abandoned or abused pets.
In 2010, Animal Control answered 2,750 calls for service and took possession of 571 animals. Of those, 514 were returned to their owner, adopted or rescued from animal control by other no-kill animal shelters better equipped to house a large number of animals.
Please have your pet spayed or neutered to do your part in reducing the abandoned and abused pet population. You should also tag your pet before it’s too late, even if your pet never goes outside or you have a fenced in yard. If your pet gets out just once without a tag, you could lose it forever. Pets wearing tags with telephone numbers are more likely to be reunited with their owners. Pets can also be traced through their veterinary office if all you have is the rabies tag.
Animal Control strives to find suitable homes for every abandoned and abused pet they take in. If you are interested in adopting your next pet from our animal control, please call to set up an appointment to visit the animals waiting to meet you.
Below you will see a list of items that are always appreciated. Any of these items can be donated at our facility at: 320 Tennessee Blvd.
- Canned or dry cat and dog food
- Cat & dog treats
- Cat litter
- Cat litter pans
- Dog toys
- Cat toys (non-feathered)
- Dog collars, harnesses and leashes
- Flea and tick preventative for cats and dogs (Frontline, Advantage, Advantix)
- Washable items for cat and dog bedding
- Paper towels
- Laundry detergent
- Bleach and dishwashing liquid
For more information on reduced cost spaying and neutering, please visit:
Animal Control operates Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and will respond in emergency situations after hours. You may contact Animal Control at: 615-444-0825.