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Animal Control

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Effective 3/23/2020:  Due to the current Public Health response to CoViD-19 (navajocountyaz.gov/coronavirus) and the need to redirect resources, until further notice, Navajo County Animal Care and Control will be handling emergency and law enforcement support calls only.

For medical emergencies involving dogs, please call:   (928) 524-4266

Things you can do to assist during this time include:

  1. Resolve issues involving pets with your neighbor to try and reach a solution.
  2. Make sure your pets have food, water, and shelter or are in the care of someone you trust, including friends, family, or a local boarding facility, if you travel.
  3. Keep your dog on a leash in public spaces. 
  4. Be civil toward one another.  People may be under a heightened amount of stress at this time.  Please think before you react and try and be as helpful as possible.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Animal Care and Control Team by calling:  (928) 524-4266 or Animal Care and Control

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Navajo County Animal Control is to provide compassionate, timely and effective response to domestic animal situations within the unincorporated areas of Navajo County on non-tribal lands, to ensure the safety of all citizens and animal populations through consistent enforcement of state laws and local ordinances relating to the humane treatment and control of animals.

 

Vision Statement

We envision a time when no animal will suffer abuse or neglect, or lack a loving home, and our citizens are educated on the importance of pet population control, disease prevention, and responsible pet ownership.

Strategic efforts toward accomplishment of the Vision Statement

  • Increase spay/neuter efforts
  • Reduce the number of animals that need sheltering
  • Increase license and vaccination compliance
  • Reduce animal bites
  • Reduce euthanasia
  • Increase education and outreach efforts
  • Proactively participate in anti-cruelty efforts

 

Responsibilities

  1. Enforcing all laws of the state and all ordinances of the county pertaining to domestic animals
  2. Enforcing all laws pertaining to rabies control
  3. Investigation of all animal bites and enforcement of mandatory quarantines
  4. Investigation of animal abuse and cruelty cases
  5. Investigation of nuisance situations
  6. Investigation of vicious or dangerous dogs
  7. Impoundment of stray or at-large domestic animals

 

Incoming Calls

All incoming Animal Control calls go directly to Navajo County Sheriff Dispatch and no longer go directly to voicemail. This change was made to better serve the citizens of Navajo County by providing a live person to take their report 24/7. This change insures more complete information is received and also gives us the ability to track all complaint history.

To report a problem to Navajo County Animal Control call (928) 524-4266 or email Animal Control.