Animal Control

The Animal Control section responds to and investigates reported violations of the city’s Animal Control Regulatory Ordinance and other animal nuisance complaints. Animal Control Officers patrol the city’s streets and parks for released animal problems, enforce ordinances and impound deceased, stray or neglected animals.

Responding to Animal Incidents


Animal Control Officers respond to a variety of stray, dead and wild animal incidents including:

To request an officer response for an urgent or immediate need or concern, please contact non-emergency dispatch at 586-469-5151. For all other questions or concerns, you can leave a message for an Animal Control Officer at 586-446-2879.