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Animal Control

Tuscaloosa County Animal Control handles calls involving animal complaints within the unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County. Currently Tuscaloosa County has a dogs running at large code (3-1-5 code of Alabama) which requires the owner to maintain control of the animal when it is off the owners property. If the owner allows the animal to roam freely then you may sign a petition on the owner and take them to court.

Your Tuscaloosa County Animal Control officers work to:

Reduce animal suffering and distress;
Facilitate the safe return of lost pets;
Educate the public about responsible pet ownership;
Help mediate solutions;
Investigate complaints involving animal cruelty;
Removal of stray domesticated animals

Often Animal Control intervention is needed to mediate a solution, enforce laws, or investigate complaints. Our goal is to provide solutions and maintain good relations within the community. For complaints in the unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County you may reach an Animal Control officer by calling dispatch at (205) 752-0616. You may call if you are concerned about an animal’s welfare; to report an animal bite; to report lost or found dogs and all injured pets; along with reports of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

Currently, Animal Control perform services five days per week Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm. This division is staffed with two full time and one part time officers. Animal control falls under uniformed services and is under the direction of Sgt. Eric Bowles.

Mediating solutions, enforcing laws, investigating animal complaints, and ensuring the well-being and safety of people and animals in Tuscaloosa County.

For adoption of animals, spay and neuter information, please contact the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter at 205-752-9101 or on the web at http://www.metroanimalshelter.org

If you live in the City of Tuscaloosa you may contact Tuscaloosa Animal control at 205-248-5840.

If you live in the City of Northport you may contact Northport Animal control at 205-339-6600.

Animal Control