Report animal concerns
Clark County Animal Protection and Control will limit services to the public until further notice, effective March 18, 2020. This is part of a continued effort to respond to COVID-19, and to support and reinforce social distancing recommendations from local health authorities.
Emergency field services, emergency owner surrenders, response to high priority calls and call center services will still be available. High priority calls include injured and sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect reports, bite complaints and vicious dog complaints.
Monday through Sunday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
After-hours and county holidays, call 911
Due to limited staffing on weekends you may need to leave a message. A officer will return your call promptly.
The best way to report animal cruelty or nuisances is to call 564.397.2488, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Due to limited staff on weekends, officers only will respond to situations that are life threatening to a person or animal. Our offices are closed on all major holidays. If you have an emergency then, please call 911.
You may also submit a report online.
Cruelty and nuisance violations
- Bees are considered agricultural, and therefore, are not currently subject to regulation. Learn more...
- Inflicting pain or suffering - Intentionally or negligently causing or allowing animals to endure pain, suffering or injury, including not providing needed veterinarian care.
- Loose dogs - "Running at large" means to be off the owner's property and not under the control of either the owner or a person authorized by the owner.
- Neglect - Neglect or failure to provide minimum care sufficient to preserve the health and well-being of an animal within reasonable care, custody and control of the owner. This does not include emergencies or circumstances beyond the owner's control.
- Noise - Any animal that howls, yelps, barks or makes other noises that disturb a person or neighborhood to an unreasonable degree. Noises must be continuous for 10 or more minutes or intermittent for 30 or more minutes, except noises made by livestock on land zoned to allow livestock.
While enforcement is possible, first consider talking to your neighbor about the problem. Another alternative is Community Mediation Services. They often are successful at resolving neighborhood nuisances without using up limited law enforcement resources.
If those options are unsuccessful, please submit a complaint using the link above.
- Too many animals - "Kennel" means either:
- Any premises used to conduct commercial business involving buying, selling, breeding for sale, letting for hire, boarding or training of dogs.
- Any premises where 10 or more adult dogs are kept for any purpose, including animal shelters.
- Vicious animals - "Vicious" means showing an unprovoked tendency to endanger the safety of people, animals or property.
Horse neglect and abuse
If you observe any of the following conditions, please contact Animal Control at 564.397.2488:
- No dry area for horse to shelter in or stand on
- Little or no food and water
- No regular caretaker visits
- Visible hip bones and ribs
- Questionable physical appearance of other animals on the property