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.

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Shelter Facility

For more information about adoptable animals, looking for lost pets, surrendering an animal, and donations, click here.

Pet Registration and Licensing

For information on pet registration and licensing, click here.

Animal Laws and Regulations

For information on animal laws and regulations, click here.

Pet Organizations and Resources

For additional information on shelters, low cost services, special programs, and other resources click here.


For information on wildlife, click here.

Vector Control

Vector Control works to decrease potential disease vectors, including mosquitoes and rats, both of which spread disease and are a nuisance.

Make a Report

Or call 314.622.4800
City of St. Louis residents can report the following animal related concerns to the Citizens' Service Bureau (CSB):
  • Stray animal
  • Animal welfare concern
  • Injured animal
  • Animal bite/attack
  • Dangerous animal
  • Deceased animal
  • Resident has more than 4 pets
  • Resident has prohibited pet(s)
  • Unsanitary keeping of pets
  • Feces in yard not picked up
  • Pets in a food establishment
  • Animal is off-leash
  • Other ordinance violation

Contact Information


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

Monday thru Sunday

2801 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 63103
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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