Animal Control Division
Protecting the health, safety and welfare of residents
and animals in
North Las Vegas communities
North Las Vegas Animal Control
655 N. Mojave Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Effective 10/09/10 officers are on duty from 6 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week, including holidays.
The North Las Vegas Animal Control Division is located at the Lied Animal Shelter
The purpose of the City of North Las Vegas Animal Control is to
educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership and enforcing
City animal ordinances. We perform a variety of services that help
animals as well as the public: rescuing injured or sick animals,
controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large,
removing stray dead animals from private and public property and
transporting lost pets to the animal shelter where their owners
can reclaim them.
Animal Control officers are in action every day, handling many
routine, as well as emergency situations with pets and wild animals.
One of the most important things that we do is to investigate animal
bites. Animals that bite are quarantined and placed under observation
to make sure the threat of rabies does not exist. Other situations
which we investigate are animal cruelty and abuse, complaints of
animal noise annoyance, unsanitary conditions, and abandoned animals.
What does the Animal Control Division do?
Animal Control has many responsibilities including but not limited to:
What doesn't the Animal Control Division do?
Although the Animal Control Division is committed to customer service there
are certain things that we are not equipped to do:
- Provide veterinary services.
- Shelter or board animals.
- Accept animals unwanted by owners.
- Handling indigenous wildlife complaints, unless the animal appears injured or sick.
- Pigeon complaints.
- Africanized honey bee complaints.
You've lost your pet, what do you do?
- The first thing to do is search your surrounding neighborhood.
- Second is to visit the Lied Animal Shelter.
You can either do this in person, or search their database of animals
via the internet at www.liedanimalshelter.org/
- It's recommended to visit the shelters no less than every other day
with proof of ownership to locate your lost pet.
What steps do I take to license my animal?
- While living in North Las Vegas any person owning or possessing a dog or cat must obtain, and thereafter continously maintain for the life of the animal, a license issued by the City of North Las Vegas.
- The annual fee for such license shall be:
$10.00 for a sterilized dog or cat;
$25.00 for an unsterilized dog or cat;
$ 5.00 for a sterilized dog or cat owned by a senior citizen;
$15.00 for an unsterilized dog or cat owned by a senior citizen.
- Proof of rabies vaccination, as required by both the State of Nevada and Title Six of the North Las Vegas Municipal Code, and must be provided prior to issuance of the license.
- Pet licenses are available at the Lied Animal Shelter or the North Las Vegas Animal Control Division.
To license your pet by mail: Click here for a North Las Vegas Pet License Form
Para obtener una licencia de mascotas por correo: Haga click aquí para un Formulario de Licencia de Mascotas de North Las Vegas
To license your pet on-line: Licensepet.com/northlasvegas
How does Animal Control handle animal noise annoyance complaints?
- We check the welfare of the animal to make sure it is not in pain
- If the animal's welfare is fine, we advise the owner of the complaint
and ask that they monitor their animal(s).
- Our second response to the same complaint would result in a stern
warning to monitor their animal(s).
- The third response would result in a mandatory mediation hearing.
- A fourth complaint would result in a signed formal complaint from the complaining party and/or the Animal Control Officer.
Do Cats and Dogs have to be spayed or neutered in North Las Vegas?
Yes, the City of North Las Vegas has established an ordinance that requires all dog and cats to be spayed or neutered.
Is there a leash law in North Las Vegas?
All pets regardless of age, must be leashed at all times, unless confined
on or within the owners' property. Permitting animals to run at large is
unlawful, which could result in a fine up to $1137.00 per offense.
Should I vaccinate my animal?
Regardless of a animal's lifestyle, the State of Nevada and City of North Las Vegas require that
all dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of 3 months be
vaccinated against rabies. The primary reason is to prevent the spread
of rabies. Rabies, while not currently widespread, is still prevalent in
the wild and a threat to domestic pets.
Cat Trap Program
Animal Control loans cat traps to citizens to catch stray or feral cats that are trespassing on private property. Animal Control will pick up the cat after it is contained in a trap. Cat traps are available for pick up in our office by appointment only. A $65.00 deposit check is required to secure the trap. When the trap is returned your deposit will be returned. Call our office for an appointment.
Do Your Doody
Pet Waste is an environmental concern. Be part of the solution by doing
your "doody." The
Las Vegas Wash has consistently measured fecal coliform bacteria that
is attributable to pet waste. Pollution source (pet
waste) prevention ensures less bacteria in the water.
How can you help? By regularily disposing of your pet's waste in the trash rather than washing it down the gutter.
For more information, contact the Conservation District of
Southern Nevada, 262-9047 x5.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes throughout Clark County.
The Southern Nevada Health District, in response to this, has developed advisory
information to aid the general public in dealing with the virus. The City
of North Las Vegas is concerned about our residents and want them to be
as informed and knowledgeable as possible in order to make individual
decisions about protective measures.
How can West Nile Virus infection be prevented?
The Southern Nevada Health District suggests the following to avoid mosquito
- When outdoors, use insect repellents containing DEET
(N, N-diethyl-metatoluamide). Follow the directions on the package.
- Wear pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors.
- Avoid spending time outside when mosquitoes are most active, notably
at dusk (the first two hours after sunset) and dawn.
For more information please visit these web sites: