What if an animal appears to be uncared for, abandoned or abused?
Animal neglect or abuse cases should be reported to Animal Welfare staff for investigation. At a minimum, dogs and cats need to be provided with adequate food, water, shelter in winter and shade in summer. They must be kept in sanitary conditions. Animal cruelty and abandonment cases are violation of local ordinance and can also be pursued as felonies in egregious cases.

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1. How can I adopt a dog or cat?
2. Where is the animal shelter and what are its hours?
3. What are the requirements for keeping dogs or cats in the city limits?
4. How many dogs or cats can I have at my residence?
5. Do I need to license my dog or cat with the city?
6. Does the City accept 3-year rabies vaccinations?
7. What happens if my dog or cat is impounded?
8. Can citizens bring a stray dog or cat to the animal welfare facility?
9. What is a nuisance animal?
10. What if an animal appears to be uncared for, abandoned or abused?
11. Do Animal Welfare staff investigate other animal complaints?