How long do you hold strays?
We try to hold adoptable dogs until a qualified home is found.
Some may be sent to the County shelter for a second chance if
they are continually passed over at our shelter. Most cats are
held until adopted. Some special cases may be given to a cat rescue
Q. How long is a dog allowed to bark?
A. The length of time a dog is permitted to bark is nonspecific.
Many variables are taken into consideration making each situation
different. Consequently, the resolutions may vary accordingly.
Q. Are cats permitted to run at large?
NO! Cats must be confined to their owner’s property at all
times. In addition they must wear a current city cat license.
Do you respond to wildlife calls?
We respond to calls of fatally injured, injured wildlife and wildlife
that have entered the living area of a home. Animals that have
entered an attic or chimney should be removed by a licensed professional
nuisance trapper. This is to insure that the young are not left
How many warnings do I get before a ticket is written for violation
of an animal ordinance?
The only ordinance which requires a warning is 505.19. This ordinance
refers to yard maintenance. A resident is given one warning to
clean up dog feces. If the offense occurs again a ticket may be
phone numbers of professional trappers you may contact our department
your question has not been answered, please contact us at 216-289-2057.