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Animal Services

Animal services provides services to the public such as: animal traps, humane euthanasia, lost & found, microchips, vaccinations, spay & neuter, pet surrender and transfer of ownership.

Animal Traps

Learn more about dog and cat traps.

Euthanasia & Disposal

Owners electing to have their pets humanely euthanized due to a medical condition must check in at the Receiving office.

Lost & Found

Animal Services provides Lost and Found services to the public. If Lost and Found personnel are unavailable when you visit the Pet Adoption and Protection Center, the Front Desk personnel will be happy to assist you. You may call 3-1-1 to report your lost dog. In the unfortunate event that you do not find your dog before its rabies vaccination and / or County tag renewal, please close your pet's account.

Finding Rover mobile app

To better serve our community's family members, Animal Services has partnered with Finding Rover, a free mobile app that helps pet owners find their lost dogs in real-time using facial recognition technology.


Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have, microchip and license your pet today!

Pet Retention Program

The Pet Retention Program can help prevent owners from surrendering their precious pets. Animal Services staff works with pet owners considering surrendering their pets to find a way for pet owners to keep their pets.

Pet Vaccinations

Regular visits to your veterinarian for routine care and annual vaccinations are the best way to ensure your pet remains healthy, but you can take an extra step. Learn more about your pet's vaccination options.

Transfer of Dog Ownership

All transfers of ownership should be accompanied by a notarized letter from the former owner, this letter must demonstrate complete delegation to the new owner and authorization to transfer the current license tag (if any) and microchip number if applicable. Dog ID will remain the same.

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