Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 11:00a.m. - 4:30pm
Saturday  10:00am - 1:00pm
Field Service:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Emergencies Only:

Before or after field service hours call Sheriff's Dispatch at 784-2100. An Officer will be paged and return your call immediately.

Emergencies include: Animal bites to humans, critically injured unowned animals, livestock creating a road hazard.


Capture and removal of stray dogs upon receiving a proper citizen complaint or an animal control officer observes a violation of the animal control ordinance.

Each complaint received shall be answered in the order it is received unless it is an emergency (see emergencies above). A complaint shall be considered completed when one of the following actions have taken place:

  1. The offending animal has been impounded or,
  2. A warning, verbal or written, has been issued or,
  3. A citation has been issued.
Additional services:
  • Acceptance of stray dogs and cats at the shelter at no charge during regular shelter hours. 
  • Acceptance of owned dogs and cats at the shelter Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:30pm. A $20.00 give-up fee for cats and a $40.00 give-up fee for dogs will be charged.
  • Identification of impounded stray animals with identfication tags and notification of owner according to ordinance.
  • Adoptions of cats and dogs (call for fees and requirements).
  • Small trap loans to be picked up and returned to animal control by the loanee with nuisance cat complaints.
  • Small trap loans to be picked up by loanee with nuisance wildlife complaints.
  • Educational programs for school groups, civic organizations, and special interest groups.
  • Quarantine facility for rabies observation at the owner's expense.


A copy of our current Ordinance may be picked up at our Shelter Office at no charge or by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope or click here to view Animal Control Ordinance.  

Wish List for Newton County Animal Control

Collect items from our wish list and donate them to the Shelter to directly help the animals. The following items are always needed at the Shelter:

  • Cat litter for our cats and kittens. We can only use the regular, NON-CLUMPING clay type; any brand is fine. It does not have to be scented.
  • Old bath towels, hand towels, and blankets to make beds for sick or injured animals, to help them feel safe and warm, and for drying off after baths. All sizes are helpful from face cloth to bath size.
  • Laundry detergent and bleach for laundering towels and disinfecting bowls and kennel floors.
  • Dog & puppy and cat & kitten food. Any brand. Canned or dry.
  • Formula (can be human or for animals) and pet nursing bottles.
  • Doghouses (used is ok) to give to needy families with dogs that do not have shelter.
  • Dog or cat kennel crates.
  • 3cc syringes with 22ga X ¾" or 1" needles for vaccinations.
  • Distemper/Parainfluenza/Parvo Puppy Vaccine.
  • Pyrantal Pamoate wormer.
  • Capstar (tablet for instant kill of fleas)
  • Heating pads for very young animals and sick or injured animals.
  • Miscellaneous things: Trash bags – 45 gallon or larger, Paper towels, Batteries (AA & AAA), pens, bowls, pots, pans, can openers.
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