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Animal Control
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Animal Control is part of the Sand Springs Fire Department's Neighborhood Services Division. Animal Control officers patrol the city and respond to calls involving animal bites, stray cats and dogs, animals running at large, nuisances such barking dogs and animals damaging neighboring properties, as well as animal neglect, abandonment, and cruelty cases.

Who to Call
Call 911 for animal bites, vicious animals, or other dangerous situations. RequestTracker is available for citizens to report lost or found dogs and cats, animal nuisances, or other animal situations that are not of an emergency nature. Citizens can also call the animal shelter at 918-246-2543 for non-emergency inquires. If an officer is unavailable, leave a message for a return call.

Animal Shelter
The Sand Springs Animal Control Facility is located at 8620 W. 21st St. - a half-mile east of the intersection of Morrow Road and Adams Road on 21st Street. General public hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. If an animal control officer is not at the shelter during those hours, call the police and fire non-emergency number at 918-245-8777 and an available officer will come to the shelter. 

Animal Adoption
Animal Control is committed to reuniting lost pets with their owners. If a dog or cat is found running at large, it is kept at the shelter a minimum of three days for its owner to claim. After that time, the animal can be adopted by anyone over the age of 18 who presents a valid driver’s license or government-issued identification. There is no adoption fee. Citizens interested in adopting a dog or cat can stop by the animal shelter during public hours. If an officer is unavailable, they can call 918-245-8777 and an officer will meet them at the shelter. Animals available for adoption are also posted on Craig’s List. The number and type of animals available at the shelter change daily, so it is best to view the animals personally to make a selection.

All dogs and cats in the city limits must be licensed annually and must have veterinary proof of vaccination against rabies. The $5 licensing fee is waived if owners provide proof of spaying or neutering. Licenses can be purchased at the customer Service window located on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 100 E. Broadway St.