Impounded Dogs

Why Dogs Are Impounded

  • Dogs without a license tag, or dogs running at large even if wearing a tag, shall be seized and impounded by the Police or Animal Control Officer.
  • Officers may enter on private property to enforce these ordinances.
  • Dogs having bitten someone will be impounded for at least 10 days at the owner's expense.


Impounded dogs are taken to Crossroads Animal Shelter and released to their owners if claimed within 10 days, provided the owner pays all penalties and pound costs. Dogs may be disposed of if not claimed after 10 days. 

Unlicensed dogs will be required to obtain a current license. All dogs must be picked up at the Crossroads Animal Shelter.