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

North Las Vegas Animal Protection Services
2332 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 200
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 633-1750
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Please contact dispatch at (702) 633-9111 for animal complaints or Officer Requests.  

The North Las Vegas Animal Protection Services is staffed by four Officers and one Manager. 
Animal Protection Officers are on duty from:

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week

The purpose of the City of North Las Vegas Animal Protection Services 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 Animal Protection Services Do?
Animal Protection Services has many responsibilities including but not limited to:


What Animal Protection Services 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
  • The second thing is to visit the Animal Foundation Shelter at  655 N. Mojave Road
    You can either do this in person, or search their database of animals via the internet at
  • 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 web sites (i.e. Facebook, Craigslist and Nextdoor)


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

  • The annual fee for such license shall be:
~ $10.00 for a dog or cat that has been neutered or spayed
~ $25.00 for a dog or cat that has not been neutered or spayed
~ $ 5.00 for a dog or cat that has been neutered or spayed and is owned by a senior citizen
~ $15.00 for a dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered and owned by a senior citizen
  • Animal Protection Officers will attempt to return stray animals to their owners if they have a City of North Las Vegas pet license before transporting to the Animal Foundation.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination, as required by both the State of Nevada and Title Six of the North Las Vegas Municipal Code, must be provided prior to issuance of the license.

How Does Animal Protection Services Handle
Animal Noise Annoyance Complaints?



North Las Vegas Municipal Code pertaining to 06.11.020 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 will hear and resolve the complaint.  The Neighborhood Justice Center can be reached by email at or by phone at (702)455-3898.
  • After both parties have been to mediation, and if the barking continues, the next step is a case report that would be generated by the Animal Protection Officer and sent to the North Las Vegas City Attorney’s office criminal division for prosecutorial review under the following conditions.

    The complainant would have to record at least ten (10) minutes of either video or audio on at least five (5) separate occasions with time stamps of the following, Name, Date, Time and Location at their residence either inside or outside.

    Once the complainant has the sufficient recordings, they can contact the North Las Vegas Police Department Dispatch Center at 702-633-9111 and advise a Dispatcher to have an Animal Protection Officer contact them.

    The Animal Protection Officer will reach out to the complainant to set up a meeting to view the recordings. If the Animal Protection Officer determines there is enough sufficient evidence, the Officer will contact surrounding neighbors in an attempt to ask if the barking is an issue with them and if they are willing to complete a witness statement.

    Once all evidence is collected, the Animal Protection Officer will enter a case report which will be routed to the North Las Vegas City Attorney’s office criminal division for prosecutorial review.

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 three 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 Protection Services recommends you vaccinate your pet against all common diseases.

Seeing Stray Cats?

  • The City of North Las Vegas has partnered with The Animal Foundation (CCP) Community Cat Program.
  • CCP will provide humane trapping of stray and feral cats, followed by spaying or neutering, vaccination and a return to the original area.
  • Due to North Las Vegas feral cat ordinance, Animal Protection Services will ONLY respond to sick or injured cats or kittens. Animal Protection Services will NOT respond to cats in traps or loan out cat traps.
  • Please contact CCP at (702) 955-5964 or email 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.


Nevada Desert Tortoises

  • 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 possess Desert Tortoise are considered custodians, not owners, of the desert tortoise captivity.


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 see in cities. 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)

 Clark County Animal Control


 City of Las Vegas Animal Control


 Henderson Animal Control


 Mesquite Animal Control


 Boulder City Animal Control


 Nevada Department of Wildlife


 USDA & Wildlife Services


 Wild Wing Project