The Animal Control division serves the public by responding to and investigating animal complaints regarding stray or unwanted dogs and cats in York County. This service is provided under the authority of local and state regulations. The department operates a shelter to house animals that have been picked up in violation of the leash law and for animals that have been released by their owners. Animals in violation of the leash law are housed for a minimum of five days prior to being eligible for adoption. The division also provides medical care for all animals under its jurisdiction.
- Picking up unwanted, stray, or injured cats and dogs that are in violation of the leash law
- Public Education regarding local leash laws
- Assisting public with the adoption process, including the spay/neutering of animals adopted from the shelter
- Educating citizens on the importance of responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying or neutering pets
- Picking up and process suspected rabies carriers that have had known contact with an individual or their pet
This Office Does Not:
- Handle nuisance wildlife outside of a person’s living quarters or in attics
- Set traps for wildlife
- Spay/neuter animals that are not adopted from the county's shelter
The mission of York County Public Works is to provide quality services that improve and enhance the safety, cleanliness, health, and quality of life in our community by supporting federal, state, and local laws through the daily operations of the department.