Public Awareness - Animal Control Tips

Tips & Guidelines
  1. Take steps to ensure that any animal belonging to you remains on your property.

    It is unlawful by city ordinance to knowingly allow a dog to run at large within city limits. Running at large means the state of freedom of any dog not confined on the premises of the owner within an enclosure, house or other building, or not restrained on the premises of the owner by a leash sufficiently strong to prevent the dog from escaping and restricting the dog to the premises.

  2. Make sure you pets are vaccinated against rabies once per year.

    It is unlawful for any dog or cat owner to knowingly keep, harbor, or maintain any dog or cat 6 months of age or older within city limits, unless the dog or cat owner shall have caused the dog or cat to be given a vaccination against rabies at least once per year by a licensed veterinarian.

  3. Do not approach any injured animal for any reason. The best help you can give the animal is to call Animal Control as soon as possible.

  4. For nuisance animals such as skunks, raccoons, opossums, etc. call Animal Control and a trap will be set to remedy the problem.

  5. Avoid contact with any stray dog to prevent being bitten. Also contact Animal Control so an attempt can be made to capture the dog.

  6. Call the Animal Control office for any related questions or problems.


Contact Information
Animal Control office phone number (479) 784-1040

Animal Control Supervisor Sergeant Greg Copeland (479) 709-5017