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pet-silhouettes Animal Control Division

Protecting the Health, Safety and welfare of the
Residents and Animals In your Neighborhood.


 Independence Day Notice: 
The Animal Foundation will waive owner reclaim 
fees up to 4 days after the July 4th holiday.
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July Pet Tip of the Month

North Las Vegas Animal Control
655 N. Mojave Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 633-1750
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 ANIMAL CONTROL
Tip of the Month

 

Please contact dispatch at (702) 633-1390 for animal complaints or Officer Requests.  

The North Las Vegas Animal Control Division is staffed by 5 Officers and 1 Manager. 
Animal Control Officers are on duty from:

7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week,
Holiday hours:  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The purpose of the City of North Las Vegas Animal Control Division is to educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership and enforce 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. All lost pets are taken to The Animal Foundation

 

What does the Animal Control Division do?
Animal Control has many responsibilities including but not limited to:

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What the Animal Control Division doesn't do.

  • Provide veterinary services. 
  • Shelter or board animals. 
  • Accept owner owned animals. 
  • Handling indigenous wildlife complaints, unless the animal appears injured or sick. 
  • Pigeon complaints. (Contact a pest control company.)
  • Bee complaints
    (If on public property, contact North Las Vegas Fire Department at (702) 633-1102). 

What to do if you've lost your pet?

  • The first thing to do is search your surrounding neighborhood.
  • Second is to visit the Animal Foundation Shelter. 
    You can either do this in person, or search their database of animals via the internet at www.animalfoundation.com
  • It's recommended to visit the shelters no less than every other day with proof of ownership to locate your lost pet.
  • Also check social media websites (i.e. Facebook, Craigslist and Nextdoor).

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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 a license for the life of the animal issued by the City of North Las Vegas. 
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  • 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. 

  • Animal Control Officers will attempt to return stray animals home with a City of North Las Vegas pet license before impounding the stray animal shelter
  • 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 Animal Foundation Shelter, the North Las Vegas Animal Control Division or on line.

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?
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North Las Vegas Municipal Code pertaining to 06.08.120 Animal Waste, Odor and Noise

No person owning or possessing an animal shall permit such animal to bark, yelp, bray or make other noises in such a manner that, because of the duration or repetition of the noise, a reasonable person would consider an unreasonable intrusion into the quiet enjoyment of their property.


  • We check the welfare of the animal to make sure it is not in pain or suffering. If the animal's welfare is in good condition, The Officer advises the dog owner of the complaint and ask that they monitor their dog’s behavior to control the dog’s barking.

  • Officers responding to a second noise complaint on the same dog(s) and or property will result in Mediation. Both parties will be referred the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center; an independent mediator would hear and resolve the complaint.  The Neighborhood Justice Center can be reached by email at mediation.works@clarkcountycourts.us or by phone at (702)455-3898.
  • After the parties have been to mediation and the situation continues the complaining party along with an Animal Control Officer will issue a citation to the dog owner. The complaining party could receive a subpoena to testify in court.

Be a Responsible Pet Owner


Do Cats and Dogs have to be spayed or neutered in North Las Vegas?

Yes, the City of North Las Vegas has a mandatory spay/neuter 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 or size, 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 an 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.

Animal Control recommends you vaccinate your pet against all common diseases.

Seeing Stray Cats?

  • The city of North Las Vegas has partnered with Best Friends (CCP) Community Cat Program.
  • Humane trapping of stray and feral cats, followed by spaying or neutering, vaccination and return to the area.
  • Due to North Las Vegas feral cat ordinance, Animal control will ONLY respond to sick or injured cats or kittens. Animal Control will NOT respond to cats in traps or loan out cat traps.
  • Please contact CCP at (702) 907-1867 or E-mail lasvegasccp@bestfriends.org for any stray cat issues.

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 regularly disposing of your pet's waste in the trash rather than washing it down the gutter.

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Nevada Desert Tortoises
http://tortoisegroup.org/desert-tortoise-laws/

  • Report stray Desert Tortoises to Nevada Desert Tortoise Group:  (702)739-7113
  • All Desert Tortoises in Nevada are considered wildlife (NRS 501.097) and belong to the people of Nevada (NRS 501.100). Those who legally posses a Desert Tortoise are considered custodians, not owners, of the desert tortoise(s) captivity.


Coyotes
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Coyotes are found throughout Nevada, both in rural and urban areas. Many people enjoy seeing coyotes and have concerns for the well being of the animals, especially those that they se in cites. Some people fear coyotes and are afraid for the safety of themselves, and their pets. If you have concerns about urban wildlife in the desert or around your neighborhood please contact (NDOW) the Nevada Department of Wildlife (702)486-5127.


Other Resources:

 The Animal Foundation (TAF)

702-384-3333
 
 Clark County Animal Control

702-455-7710

 City of Las Vegas Animal Control

 702-229-644

 Henderson Animal Control

 702-267-9283

 Mesquite Animal Control

 702-346-5268

 Boulder City Animal Control

 702-293-9283

 Nevada Department of Wildlife

 702-486-5127

 USDA & wildlife Services

 702-432-9425

 Wild Wing Project

 702-238-0570