Animal Control Unit

Author:

John AllenSupervisor Animal ControlField Services

Summary:

Staffed with a supervisor and four full-time Animal Control Officers, the Animal Control Unit responds to calls of animals disturbing, loose animals, animal cruelty cases, injured animals, and a host of other situations involving domesticated animals.

Last Updated:

7/29/2014

The City of Yuma and the Yuma Police Department are dedicated to providing the best possible service to the citizens of Yuma. Staffed with a supervisor and four full-time Animal Control Officers, the Animal Control Unit responds to calls of animals disturbing, loose animals, animal cruelty cases, injured animals, and a host of other situations involving domesticated animals. Yuma's Animal Control Officers are civilian employees authorized to investigate and enforce the Yuma City Codes pertaining to animals.

Our Animal Control Personnel are dedicated to providing humane treatment for all animals in their care and each Officer receives specialized training by the National Animal Control Association in animal safety, handling, apprehension techniques, and capture equipment. Animal Control Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on our documented pattern of service calls, the unit is assigned to work shifts from 7:30 am to 9 pm every day of the week including weekends and holidays. During periods when there are no Animal Control Officers on duty, an on-call Animal Control Officer is available for animal related emergencies such as injured animals or bite cases.

If you are in need of a veterinarian for your animal, there are several outstanding veterinarians to choose from in the community. Please consult the internet or local listings to find a veterinarian.

The Animal Control Unit was formed in January of 2012 and consists of:

  • Supervisor John Allen
  • 4 Animal Control Officers
  • 1 Senior Customer Service Representative

Contacting the Animal Control Unit

  • For EMERGENCIES involving animals, found pets, animals running at large, or other animal related problems requiring immediate attention,

          call: (928) 373-4795, Option #0

  • For QUESTIONS about animal related topics or to speak with the Animal Control Supervisor,

          call: (928) 373-4795, Option #2

You may also e-mail the Animal Control Unit. Please be aware there may not be someone to read the messages after hours, weekends or holidays. E-mails received during those times will be addressed the next business day.

Please do not use e-mail if you need an Animal Control Officer to respond.

For More Information

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the City of Yuma Police Department Animal Control Unit.

Dog with cats

Recent News

 
Found Ordnance at the 1100 Block of 1st Avenue

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 2:25 p.m., officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the 1100 block of 1st Ave for a report of found ordnance. Continued... 10/29/2014

Bomb Threat Avenue B Walmart

As a result of the bomb threat Walmart was evacuated per Walmart management. No injuries were reported as a result of the evacuation and an inspection of the building revealed no suspicious items. Continued... 10/25/2014

Armed Robbery in the 2800 block of 8th Avenue

On the Friday, October 24, 2014, at 12:48 p.m., officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the 2800 block of 8th Ave, for a report of an armed robbery. Continued... 10/24/2014

Fatal Collision at 32nd Street and Avenue 8 1/2 E

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm the Yuma Police Department responded to 32nd Street and Avenue 8 1/2 E for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Continued... 10/23/2014

More Recent News...

Featured Items

 
T.A.G.S.
T.A.G.S.

More than 2,800 reports of graffiti have been received in the last year and it's costing the city $200,000 to clean things up. The Anti-Graffiti Strategy's goal is the overall reduction and fast-as-possible removal of graffiti within the city limits. Continued...

Accident Reports
Accident Reports

Motor vehicle accident reports, written by Yuma Police Department, are available for purchase on-line. Continued...

City logo as link back to home page