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ANIMAL CONTROL LAWS AND RULES BROCHURE
Animal Control enforces the
City Animal Ordinance
Licensing of all cats and dogs
Prohibition of dogs and cats running loose within the City
Inoculation of all dogs and cats against rabies
Prohibition of harboring a vicious animal
Prohibition of animals causing serious disturbance or annoyance to any person or neighborhood
This activity handles:
Stray cats and dogs
Capture of domestic or wild animals posing a health or safety threat
Stray animals are taken to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society Shelter
The Police Department handles animal complaints when Animal Control is off duty. For additional information or questions please contact Animal Control at 563.589.4185.
Animal Control FAQ
View a list of frequently asked questions
Report Loose, Lost Animals
During normal working hours, call Animal Control at 563.589.4185. After hours, call Non-Emergency Police Dispatch at 563.589.4415.
Please include a description:
Size/Color of the animal
Owner information, if known
Pet Training & Vet Services
If you are in need of pet training or vet services, please see
with all of the resources available in the city of Dubuque.
Cats Stuck in Trees
about different ways to get cats down from trees or other high places.
Wild Animals & Stray Cat Trapping