The City of Springfield Animal Control Division consists of 2 full-time animal control officers under the supervision of the Springfield Police Department. These officers are responsible for enforcing the animal control ordinances of the City of Springfield. The Animal Shelter is located on Industrial Drive near its intersection with Josephine Street.
Animal control officers are available Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. The officers' primary responsibility is to respond to citizen complaints about animal control ordinance violations. The officers patrol the streets looking for stray animals that are running at large or running without an approved rabies tag. They also:
Investigate bite cases
Investigate pit bull registrations
Look for lost pets
Operate and maintain the Animal Shelter
Pick up wounded or dead animals
Animals Running At Large
It is unlawful to keep farm animals, domestic fowl or livestock within the city limits, unless the property is zoned agriculture and contains 5 or more acres. It is also unlawful to allow these animals to run at large.