The welfare of domesticated animals within the Gadsden city limits
The enforcement of Gadsden's Leash Law
The removal of dead animals along our roadways
The issuance of court citations for: animals running at-large, animal cruelty, and for owning a vicious animal without the proper permit. Whenever possible, Animal Control uses live-capture dog and cat traps to remove a nuisance animal.
Animal Control is not responsible for responding to barking dog nuisance calls, as these problems fall under the city's Noise Ordinance. If you have a neighboring dog that is a barking nuisance, call Gadsden Police Dispatch at 256-549-4500. A police officer will be dispatched to handle the problem.
Animal Control can be contacted by phone at 256-549-4508. If you are unable to speak to someone or if you are using email, please be sure your message is as detailed as possible. Be sure to include your name and a callback telephone number.
Gadsden's Leash Law states that both cats and dogs cannot run free. They should be contained by a fence, on a chain, or on a leash (or some other form of restraint).A vicious animal is defined as: a Pitbull, a Pitbull mix, or a wolf hybrid.