About Animal Control / Taylor Animal Shelter701 E. 4th St.
Our mission is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of both people and animals in the community. Our Animal Control Officers are tasked with impounding any animal in violation of the current City Ordinance and may issue citations for any violation of the City Ordinance or applicable state law. The Animal Control Officers also work with rescue groups, volunteers, foster homes and local citizens in an effort to place animals housed in our shelter. We are also working with volunteers to develop spay/neuter education programs.
Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer at our shelter, please complete and return this application.
The Taylor Animal Shelter is located near the City Cemetery and Public Works Yard.
NOTE: Donations made to our animal shelter are tax deductible as outlined in IRS Publication 526. All donations made for the shelter or animals housed at the shelter shall be used as designated.
STATE LAW RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT OF DOGS
HB 1411 prohibits an owner from tethering a dog outside between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am and during extreme weather conditions. The bill also prohibits the use of a pinch-type, prong-type or choke-type collar and a tether that is shorter than 5 times the length of the dog or 10 feet, whichever is the lesser. The penalty for violation is a Class C misdemeanor.