Animal Control

FY 2021-2022 Annual Budget

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Animal control is responsible for handling animal related problems throughout the City; which include, stray animal and impounding issues, customer service, animal nuisance and ordinance enforcement issues, animal welfare and vaccination issues, animal bites and quarantine issues and procedures, population control and enforcement, animal adoptions and pet licensing, urban livestock and wildlife management.

Budget Summary

Personnel Summary

2020-2021 Accomplishments

  1. Continued to provide residents with animal control services with reduced resources and personnel
  2. Trained employees on animal control operational and customer support software
  3. Reduced overall animal turnover and stay time at the animal shelter through partnerships and outreach


  1. Promote and enforce responsible pet ownership
  2. Promote good customer service and response to the community
  3. Promote public education and awareness about animal welfare, care and services offered
  4. Reduce euthanasia and over crowding in the shelter
  5. Implement money collections and deposit procedure training
  6. Increase sponsorship and volunteer programs post pandemic

FY22 Objectives

  1. Maintain customer service and response issues through expanded hours of operation, after-hours emergency procedures
  2. Work with other departments in reporting/ followup on customer complaints
  3. Continued facility/amenities improvements to the dog park from donation support
  4. Continue implementation of digital ticket writers/body cameras
  5. Continue monitoring/enforcement through pet licensing/animal microchip programs
  6. Increase public service announcements through social media/website/app
  7. Foster and build relationships with other agencies to transfer animals out for adoptions
  8. Re-start participate in local vaccination clinics/adoption events with local businesses and municipalities
  9. Re-build volunteer program through partnering opportunities with local businesses, the WSISD, scouting organization, churches, and individuals alike

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