Animal Control Department
Our officers specialize in finding creative solutions when animals and people are in conflict. Complaints made to our office will be taken care of promptly. Most issues can be resolved by simply calling our Animal Control dispatcher at (360)577-0151 Ext: 2 and having an Animal Control officer contact the animal owner. If that fails to alleviate the issues, we do provide various complaint forms and statement forms which you will need to include; specific dates, times, correct address of where the animal(s) live, photos of animal committing the infraction and also your signature stating that you witnessed such event. Without a completed form we as the Humane Society of Cowlitz County Animal Control cannot process the form.
One call to the Humane Society is all it takes to unleash a vast number of services we provide so people and animals can coexist in our community.
Among these services:
- Enforcement of laws relating to the animals
- barking in city limits
- running at large
- aggressive behavior, etc.
- investigating bite cases and ordering animals quarantined
- 24 hour emergency rescue of unowned injured animals
Because of the success of our field services, the number of homeless animals is declining in the community. We’re proud of the contribution our animal services program makes to the community’s quality of life.
Do you have an issue with an animal(s) running loose? The issue can be resolved by simply calling our Animal Control dispatcher at (360)577-0151 Ext: 2 and having an Animal Control officer contact the animal owner. If that fails to alleviate the issues please click on the button below and submit a complaint form.
Animal Control also responds to noise complaints within the city limits of Cowlitz County (excluding Kalama city limits). Click the button below to learn more about the process we use to handle barking within city limits.
Has an Officer or our Animal Control Dispatcher requested to fill out a witness statement form for a potential or on going case? If so, please click the button below to access our statement form.
Public records request can be made by clicking the button below. Please note: there is a fee of $.15 per page. Please allow up to 5 business days to respond to your request per RCW 42.56.520. Please describe in as accurate detail as possible, the documents you are requesting. Including any dates, municipalities associated or any other information relevant to this request.
Injured or orphaned wildlife
A desire to help is natural if you discover a baby bird on the ground or a deer fawn alone in the forest. Learn what to do if you encounter a wild animal that appears to be orphaned or injured, and whether it’s best to leave it alone, or to contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
In the event of an immediate public safety issue, wildlife violation, or an injured or dangerous animal, please call the WDFW Enforcement office at 360-902-2936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 911.
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