Animal Care and Control

Ensuring the health and safety of City of St. Louis residents and companion animals through the enforcement of pet-related ordinances, and the promotion of pet safety and responsible pet ownership.

Email (314) 657-1500 More contact info

Report Animals in Distress

If an animal appears to be in distress or is unresponsive and it is between Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, please contact ACC directly at 314-657-1500

If calling after hours or on weekends, please call 314-231-1212.


Adoptions are performed through a contracted partner, CARE STL. 

View adoptable pets.


Pet Registration and Licensing
Information on rabies vaccination, pet registration and fees

Report a Stray Animal or Pet Problem
Report a stray animal, animal cruelty, injured animal, animal bite/attack, dangerous animal, deceased animal and other animal issue.

Report Pest and Rodent Problems
Report mosquito, rodent and other pest problems to Citizens' Service Bureau.


Animal Care Center (Shelter)
Animal shelter operations, searching for a lost pet, adopting a rescue pet.

Animal Laws and Regulations
Information about animal related laws and regulations for the City of St. Louis

Local Pet Services and Organizations
Additional information on shelters, low cost services, special programs, and other resources

Wildlife Information
Information on how Animal Control handles wildlife, and resources for other organizations that can help.

Winter Safety Tips for Pets
How to keep your pet safe and warm during the winter.

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Contact Information



Phone: (314) 657-1500
Shelter: (314) 612-5310
Fax: (314) 612-5367

Office: Monday thru Friday

Shelter: Monday thru Sunday

If an animal appears to be in distress or is unresponsive and it is after hours or on weekends, please call 314-231-1212.

Social Media:
Animal Care and Control on Facebook.

Office: 1520 Market Street, Suite 4051 , Shelter: 2801 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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