The Animal Control Unit provides the residents of Mesa with courteous, professional and effective animal control. In addition, Animal Control ensures the rights of animal owners and non-owners are protected and served.
What we do:
Animal pick-up including dead animals
Animal bite reports and quarantines
Animals running loose (dogs/livestock) not cats
Investigate animal cruelty, abuse or neglect
Investigate unsanitary premises or animal fecal matter
Investigate livestock violations/restrictions
For assistance please call: 480-644-2268
Mesa Animal Control does NOT pickup OWNED animals, except for bite animals needing to be quarantined. We can pick up contained STRAY dogs or dogs running loose. We only pickup severely sick or injured STRAY cats. If you need to turn your own dog or cat in, please take it to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control or the Arizona Humane Society and turn it over in person. Both agencies charge a fee for you to drop off an owner turn-in. You can also find a rescue group to accept your animal; there may or may not be fees involved.
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that individuals with disabilities be permitted in all areas where the public is normally permitted to go. This includes individuals accompanied by service animals. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work. If the individual's disability prevents the use of these devices then the individual must maintain control of the animal either through voice commands, signals, or other effective controls. Service animals are restricted to dogs or miniature horses. The enforcement of any law by an Animal Control representative (including, but not limited to laws relating to service animals) will be in accordance with the requirements of the ADA. For more information, please visit the links below:
Do you live in either the 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, or 85210 zip codes?
Are you or your neighbors feeding cats?
Learn more about the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Program for outdoor cats and how to get started. TNR is the most humane, effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the street and in your neighborhood.
Mesa residents who live in 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, or 85210 zip codes qualify for special assistance through grant funding
Can't get your pet to the vet to be spayed or neutered?
Contact Altered Tails, a Barnhart Clinic, at 1-800-253-WAGS (9247) about their W.A.G.S. (Wheels for Animals Getting Spayed) vehicle! This is a special vehicle that comes into your neighborhood and picks up your cats and dogs to transport them to the Altered Tails spay/neuter clinic. The pets are returned to the pickup location the same afternoon. The transport is FREE and the spay/neuter is FREE! There is limited space and appointments are necessary, so call as soon as possible!
Besides controlling the pet population, sterilized animals are healthier and live longer! Get your pet sterilized!