Animal Control

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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



  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.