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By Topic: Animal Control/Animal Shelter


Barking dog/noisy animal: I need to report a barking dog/noisy animal. What do I do?
To file an on-line complaint click "submit a request or question" to be guided through the process.  You can als... (more)

Pet License: Pet license requirements for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
Henderson Municipal Code pertaining to licenses reads as follows: Every person owning, keeping, harboring or possessing ... (more)

Owner surrender and euthanasia request: What is required to surrender my pet to the shelter or if my pet ne...
Only Henderson residents can surrender their pets to the Henderson Animal Care and Control facility. Proof of Henderson... (more)

Dogs/Cats allowed to run loose: How do I report a loose dog/cat? 
The City of Henderson requires all pets to be confined by a leash when off their own property (unless in a designated... (more)

Found animal: What to do if you found a stray domesticated animal.
If you have found a dog, cat, ferret or other domestic animal and you would like an Animal Control Officer to come and p... (more)

Animal abuse or welfare concern: I want to report animal abuse or file a concern regarding animal welfare.&...
To file an on-line complaint click "submit a request or question" to be guided through the process.  You can als... (more)

Deceased animals: What to do if you see a deceased dog/cat in the road or my own pet has died.
Animal Control picks up stray domestic animals (dogs, cats, ferrets etc) from city roads or on private property. If a d... (more)

Lost pets: How to find your lost pet.
You may access City of Henderson lost and found pets by going to the ... (more)

Pet adoptions: Where can I go to adopt? How much does it cost? How do I look up animals available for adopt...
You can go to PetHarbor website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ... (more)

Animal Care and Control Records Request: How do I get a copy of my Animal Control report?  How do...
All requests for all Animal Control related reports, records, or information regarding complaints that have been... (more)

Leash law: Does your pet need to be on a leash in the City of Henderson when off your property?
Yes.Per Henderson Municipal Code 7.08.020, Permitting animals to run at large is unlawful. This includes cats. The ... (more)

Excessive animal waste: What do I do about a neighbor who doesn't pick up after their pet?
To file an on-line complaint click "submit a request or question" to be guided through the process.  You can als... (more)

Animal Bites: Do I need to report an animal bite?
Yes, anyone with knowledge that an animal bite has occurred is obligated by Henderson Municipal Code to report it to Ani... (more)

Wildlife concerns: Coyotes, rattlesnakes and other urban wildlife concerns
Urban Wildlife, including coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, and rattlesnakes are handled by the Nevada Department of Wil... (more)

Location and Hours: What are the hours and location for the Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility?
Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility300 E. GalleriaHenderson, Nevada 89011-1903The shelter is open... (more)

Veterinary Services: Does the animal shelter provide medical services or vaccinations for the public?
The Henderson Animal Care and Control facility is not an animal hospital that provides medical services, vaccines, or mi... (more)