Animal Control Laws & Info

Here are some Laws & Info pertaining to Animal Control. Animal Control/shelters are becoming corrupt at an alarming rate and using the animals they were created to protect as financial gain instead. If you find yourself dealing with Animal Control trying to take your pets here is a good place to look at things.

The most important thing to know if that if Animal Control comes to your house YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LET THEM IN, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LET THEM TAKE YOUR FUR BABIES! Tell them to come back with a warrant and move your pets out of the county immediately before they come back with one! Animal control has been illegally taking peoples pets and using bullying, threats & intimidation tactics to take peoples pets and threatening with bogus charges if they try to fight to get their pets back. They will align themselves with certain types of people to help pull off their illegal activities such as city mayors, police, judges, cps workers, ect.

Basic suggestions when dealing with corrupt animal control.

1) you do not have to let them in, nor do you even have to open the door, you also do NOT have to let them take your pet, tell them to come back with a warrant!

2) If you decide to even speak to them take a recording device to record the conversation, hide it where they can’t see it but where it will record that way when they lie you will have it on tape.

3) Don’t waste time appealing if they threatened you with bogus charges if you fight to get pets back, instead file a lawsuit to get your property back. Pets are classified as property so if they’ve taken your pets sue to get them back, money for stress, ect. If they’ve threatened you with bogus charges, bullied, or intimidated you into signing them over they’ve violated your 4th amendment rights so add that to your lawsuit.

4) Report them to the u.s authorities don’t waste time with locals.

Do we have to hand our dog over to the police when they threaten us?

No. Because the government perceives animals as property, the rights associated with fourth amendment searches and seizures also apply to animals. The case of Fuller v. Vines is the 9th Circuit case which acknowledged the fourth amendment application to animal companions.  See, Fuller v. Vines, 36 F.3d @ 68, citing, Soldal v. Cook County, 506 U.S. 56, —-, 113 S.Ct. 538, 546, (1992); and, see, United States v. Jacobsen, 466 U.S. 109, 113, 104 S.Ct. 1652, 1656 (1984); Bonds v. Cox, 20 F.3d 697, 701-02 (6th Cir.1994); Lesher v. Reed, 12 F.3d 148, 150 (8th Cir.1994); The case noted that a “‘seizure’ of property occurs, within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, when ‘there is some meaningful interference with an individual’s possessory interests in that property.'” Therefore, the Court reasoned, the destruction of property is a “meaningful interference” constituting a seizure under the Fourth Amendment. In that case, of a wrongful shooting of a companion animal, the complaint alleged that the officers’ killing of their dog constituted a Fourth Amendment seizure. The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that a dog is an “effect” or “property” which can be seized. There are now analogous cases in almost every circuit of this country so more likely than not, your state will have a similar decision.

I believe that individuals should assert their fourth amendment constitutional right when an officer comes knocking at their door. There is no reason why an animal guardian shouldn’t demand to see a Court Order or a warrant before allowing an improper seizure of their animal family companion. Nonetheless, many family members waive their custodial and constitutional rights and hand their companion animals over to law enforcement or animal care and control. It is important for people to demand a probable cause hearing prior to this detention of the companion animal. If the government is allowed to take your dog without protest, this results in a legal battle for custody rights with the government entity which can take anywhere from a few days to over a year while the dog waits impounded.


Animal Care and Control just took my dog and they say they are going to kill her!  I want her back, she didn’t do anything. What should I do!?!

Most every city or county gives you an opportunity to oppose and dispute a taking and killing of your canine companion.  If Animal Control has taken your pet, immediately contact the Animal Services and tell them that you want a hearing.  A written request should be hand delivered, faxed and/or e-mailed to Animal Services immediately. In the written request, tell them that:

  • You oppose the holding and killing of your dog
  • You hereby request the prompt return of your dog
  • If they do not promptly return your dog, you want a hearing to contest the holding and euthanasia of your dog

Telephone the Animal Services to ensure that they received your Notice.  Record each person’s name that you speak to.

I will add more info to this page over the next few days so be sure to check back often!