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What happens to stray animals?

Category: Animal Issues

Any dogs caught running loose will be picked up and impounded by Police and Animal Control officers.

  • If the dog/cat is licensed, the owner will be contacted and the animal will be held for 10 days at the Animal Rescue League Shelter located at Hamilton Ave and Washington Blvd in East Liberty. The owner of the pet may claim his/her animal after paying for costs and charges paid by the City for picking up and taking care of the animal. Animals may be adopted or euthanized after 10 days following the notification of the owner.
  • If the dog/cat is unlicensed, the animals may be placed out for adoption or euthanized after 3 days of impoundment.
Updated 4/1/2015 3:27 PM
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