Animal Control

The Animal Control Officer responds to the City of Whitehall citizens’ request for service year round and on call for emergencies dispatched by the Whitehall Division of Police. The Animal Control Officer also works with Code Enforcement and the Service Department to enforce the Property Management Codes.

The Animal Control Officer responds to animal related calls such as:

  • Animal bites
  • Animals running at large
  • Barking dog complaints
  • Cruelty complaints
  • Nuisance conditions
  • Sick or injured animals
  • Tracing license or rabies tags

More Animal Information

  1. Animals at Large
  2. Animal Bites
  3. Confinement
  4. Barking
  5. Wildlife

Animals at Large

Other than on the owner’s property, animals including dogs and cats are not permitted to run at large. If you feed a ‘stray’ cat, under law you are considered the owner and can be held responsible. If you want to help control our feral cat problem there are free programs available for spay / neuter to reduce the number of nuisance animals. You may contact the Animal Control Officer for more information. Dogs must be under direct control by means of a leash and properly be picked up after.