Animal Control

Rules & Regulations

Police officers provide animal control services to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dogs / cats running at large: It shall be unlawful for the owner and custodian of any dog / cat to allow the same to run at large, at any time within the city. Animals found running at large are normally transported to the Marion County Humane Society. People claiming recovered animals may be fined by the Police Department in addition to any fees set and collected by the Humane Society.
  • Dogs disturbing the peace: It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog to allow or permit such dog to cause serious annoyance or disturbance to any person or persons by frequent and habitual howling, yelping, barking, or otherwise.
  • Dogs / cats not permitted on park or cemetery premises: No owner of a dog / cat shall allow or permit such dog / cat to be on the premises of any of the city parks or cemeteries of the city, whether or not said dog / cat is on a leash or under the control of some person.
  • Animal waste removal: It shall be unlawful for the owner or person in charge of any dog, cat, or other animal to fail to clean up and/or remove, as soon as possible, any excrement or droppings deposited by said animal on any public property, public right of way, or property of another.
  • Non-Domestic Animals: Non-domestic animals are not permitted in residential zone areas. This includes chickens, pigs, goats, and other farm animals.