Animal Control

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​The Grand Traverse County Health Department provides limited Animal Control (AC) services for all of Grand Traverse County. The Animal Control Division is an extension of the Communicable Disease Program for the control of Rabies and other zoonotic diseases. 

If you know of a situation where you believe a canine's welfare may be in jeopardy, or for any routine matters, please contact our Animal Control Division's main office at 231-995-6080. Please keep in mind, you may be initially asked to leave a message.  All voicemail messages WILL be returned.  

For dangerous situations involving animal neglect, abuse, endangerment, or any life threatening situations: Please call 911.

Read or download the facts on our quarantine process (.pdf).

Also, please note: Sheltering services for dogs from Grand Traverse County are now located at the Cherryland Humane Society. If you choose to bring in a stray dog on your own, or if you are looking for your missing dog, please go the Cherryland Humane Society at 1750 Ahlberg Road.

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Read or download the Grand Traverse County Animal Control Ordinance (.pdf).

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