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Community Development

Animals and pets

Online pet licensing
Advisory Board

Meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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Appeal Hearing
October 14 (PDF)

Domestic animals enrich the lives of many county residents. However, if not cared for properly, these animals can also be disruptive to a neighborhood. Animal Protection and Control can help resolve animal control problems such as stray or vicious animals, noise complaints and reports of animal cruelty.

Dog bite prevention

Safety tips to keep in mind when you encounter a dog

Leash and scoop laws

Leash and scoop laws dog owners should know before heading out with their pet

Pet licensing

Applications and forms, fees and licensing locations

Spaying or neutering

Reasons to spay or neuter your pet, low-cost services and community assistance grants.

Urban livestock and chickens

Development regulations and resources for creating livestock plans

Report animal cruelty or nuisances

Online report form, cruelty and nuisance regulations, and signs of horse neglect or abuse

Hay donations for horses in need

View this video for information about the hay donation program. Contact Lori Harris (360) 798-3515 to donate or if you are in need of hay.

Our territory covers more than 600 square miles, from Woodland to Washougal. We serve all of the unincorporated area as well as Vancouver. Services provided within city limits can be reached by calling the appropriate jurisdiction.

- Battle Ground - (360) 342-5100
- Camas/Washougal - (360) 335-0432
- La Center - (360) 263-2745
- Ridgefield - (360) 887-3556
- Yacolt - (360) 686-3922

Request public records

To request public records involving Animal Control, please visit our Public Records Portal.


Contact us

The best way to contact us is by phone Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Concerns - (360) 397-2488
  • Licensing - (360) 397-2489

If you have an emergency or need assistance outside of business hours, please call 911. 

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