Animal Control Officers are employed to protect animals from improper use, abuse, neglect and inhumane treatment while protecting citizens of Nevada County from annoyance, intimidation, injury and property damage by animals. The goal of Nevada County Animal Control Officers is to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and enforce animal laws as needed.
Nevada County Animal Control deals with issues related to domestic animals. Duties of the Animal Control Officers include:
Impounding stray animals or animals running at large
Investigation of nuisance complaints, like barking dogs
Barking Dog Log (PDF) can be filled out and faxed or mailed to Nevada County Animal Control for follow up.
For first time offenses the subject will be mailed a notice of complaint
Investigating animal bites and enforcing animal quarantines
Humane euthanization of rabies infected animals
Humane euthanization of injured deer and wildlife
Sending samples of rabies suspect animals to a lab for testing
Enforcement of dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws