Glenpool Animal Control Officer may be reached at 918-322-8110.
Animal Control is dedicated to protecting the citizens of the City of Glenpool from rabies and reducing the incidence of animal-inflicted injuries by promoting responsible pet ownership through public education and the enforcement of animal control laws.
What Does Animal Control Do?
Animal Control has many responsibilities including:
- Investigation and follow-up of animal-inflicted injuries.
- Observing and examining impounded animals for rabies.
- Enforcing leash laws and other animal control ordinances.
- Capturing and impounding stray animals.
- Promoting the adoption of animals or providing for the humane disposal of unwanted stray animals.
- Selling dog and cat licenses as required by law.
- Investigating animal cruelty, vicious animal, and nuisance animal complaints.
The City of Glenpool leash law states that no dog or cat can be off its owner's property unless the dog is under leash or at heel or the cat is in the physical control of its owner.
What If Leash Laws Are Broken?
A dog/cat-at-large may be picked up by an Animal Control Officer and impounded at our facility or returned to the owner if the dog/cat has a current license tag or other identification. The owner may also be issued a dog/cat-at-large citation and be fined. Citations may require a court appearance.
Who Enforces Leash Laws?
Animal Control or police officers enforce local leash laws in the City of Glenpool.
What Happens To Stray Dogs/Cats?
We dispatch an officer to pick up dogs/cats when they bite someone or are straying on private or public property.
How Long Are Stray Animals Impounded?
Stray animals are held for three days. Animal Control makes every attempt to contact the owner of those animals with licenses or identification.
How Do I Find Out If My Pet Was Impounded?
If your dog or cat is wearing a pet tag, we will contact you and let you know it was impounded. If your dog or cat is not licensed, the best way to find out if your animal has been impounded is to visit our website under Adoptions. Try to search the website daily because animals are impounded every day. Impound, boarding and license fees will be charged to reclaim your animal.
What are the animal redemption fees?
- Impoundment Fee: $60 for animals over 15 pounds and $15 for animals under 15 pounds.
- Daily Fees: $5.00 for each day
- Rabies Vaccination Fee: Market rate ($12.00 - $21.00) Rabies Vaccination if not current by licensed veterinarian.
- City License Fee: $3.00 if animal is spayed / neutered and $5.00 if unaltered
- Sterilization Deposit if animal is not spayed / neutered: $50.00
- Dog/Cat at large Citation: $99.00
DOG and CAT LICENSING
City Ordinance requires all dogs and cats four months and older to be licensed annually and have a current rabies vaccination.
Why Should I License My Dog or Cat?
The most important reasons to license your dog or cat are:
- A current license is proof of rabies vaccination and shows your dog or cat is protected from rabies.
- A lost dog or cat with a license tag has a better chance of being returned to its owner.
How Much Does A License Cost?
City License Fee: Annual fee is $3.00 if animal is spayed / neutered and $5.00 if unaltered for a dog or cat.
How Do I License My Dog or Cat?
If your dog or cat is vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian, you can take the signed vaccination certificate to the Animal Control Officer located at the Police Department to purchase a license.
How Often Do I Have To License My Dog or Cat?
A license is valid for one year from the month of the most recent rabies vaccination.
What If I'm Given a Licensed Dog or Cat?
You will have to purchase a new pet tag.
What Happens If My Dog or Cat Loses Its Tags?
If your dog or cat loses its license tags, a new licence can be purchased for a small fee.
Your dog or cat license must be renewed annually. See How Do I License My Dog or Cat?
It is very important for dogs and cats to have a current rabies vaccination. Pets may come into contact with wild animals who could have rabies. If your dog or cat is bitten by a rabid animal it could be infected with rabies, putting you and your family at risk. A rabies vaccination is also required by law to license your dog or cat.
What Is A Valid Vaccination?
For licensing purposes, the rabies vaccination must be given by a licensed veterinarian. A vaccination certificate signed by the veterinarian must be supplied as proof of vaccination.
What Vaccinations Are Not Valid?
Vaccinations given by an owner, animal breeder, pet store, as well as out-of-country, are not valid for licensing purposes.
How Long Are Vaccinations Good?
Depending on the vaccine given, the rabies vaccination is good for one year or three years. It is always best to consult with your veterinarian concerning vaccinations, treatment and health questions regarding your pet.
More than several hundred animal-inflicted injuries are reported to Animal Control every year. Most of these injuries are caused by dog and cat bites.
How Do I Report An Animal-Inflicted Injury?
Animal-inflicted injuries should be reported immediately. If the injury occurs in the City of Glenpool, call Animal Control. If the injury occurs outside the city limits of Glenpool, report the injury to the local authority. If possible, confine the animal first and then call the appropriate number. Tell the person answering the phone where the animal is. Try to describe the breed, size, color or any distinct markings on the animal, where it may live, and if it's wearing a collar or tags. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to your location to complete an animal bite report.
Are Animal-Inflicted Injuries Dangerous?
Yes. Animal-inflicted injuries, including scratches and bites, pose a rabies threat. If you are injured, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water, report the incident, and call your physician for treatment advice.
What Happens To An Animal That Causes Injuries?
The animal is impounded and observed, or sent to the lab for rabies virus testing. It will be impounded at our facility or it may be impounded at an approved veterinary hospital at the owner's expense.