Animal Control Division

Mayor with kitten

Animal Control Services

The Animal Control Division plays a vital role in protecting the public from loose, sick and vicious domestic animals and wildlife. The Division also protects the health and welfare of domestic animals and wildlife within the City.

The Division provides a variety of services including the following:

  • Enforcement of city and state laws pertaining to animal welfare and control
  • Dog & cat registration enforcement
  • Spay and neuter programs
  • Rabies vaccination enforcement
  • Removal of stray animals from residences, streets and other public areas
  • Investigation of bite incidents
  • Responding to wildlife outside of their natural habitat
  • Investigation of animal cruelty and animal neglect
  • Investigation of excessive barking

Priority calls and animal emergencies

Please dial 911 to request an Animal Control Officer if any of these situations exist:

  • Injured or sick animal
  • Loose animal running at large
  • Abused or neglected animal
  • Animal left in a vehicle
  • Animal left outside without food, water or shelter
  • Excessive barking currently in progress
  • Animal bite or attack
  • Alligators outside of their normal habitat
  • Venomous snakes on your property
  • Any other call that requires an Animal Control Officer to respond

Office hours

For all other requests or information you may reach our office by phone at (772)467-3720 during our normal office hours. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During those hours you may also visit our office on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 100 N US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

After hours

Please dial 911 to request an Animal Control Officer before or after our normal office hours. If an Animal Control Officer is not on duty, a Fort Pierce Police Officer may respond to your call or your request may be held until a Animal Control Officer becomes available.