The Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcement of the animal control ordinances of the city, picking up stray or abandoned animals, monitoring health and welfare of domestic animals, and assisting the Humane Society in animal cruelty investigations. This unit responded to 2,786 calls for service in 2010. This is a decrease from 2009 of 8.48%. The Animal Control Officers picked up and disposed of 675 dead animals located on city right-of-ways. Additionally, some work is performed in the area of wild animals as it pertains to rabies control and other emergencies. Animal control worked 402 hours as school crossing guards as well. This is a 19.6 % percent decrease from 2010.
Those needing services should call 246-9111.