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Animal Control

Mission Statement

The primary objective of the Animal Control Program is to preserve and protect the public health through investigation and abatement of animal related nuisances. This is accomplished through the enforcement of the provisions of the Animal Control ordinances and other laws, regulations and policies.

Objectives of this program include:

  • To take appropriate actions to assure compliance with the City's Animal Control Ordinance. Please see part seven of the General Offenses code Article 700 (Animals)
  • To respond to all animal-related complaints received from the public.
  • To seize domestic animals running at-large in the community.
  • To investigate complaints regarding possibly rabid animals and animal bites.
  • To provide public education regarding aspects of the Animal Control Ordinance, animal owner responsibilities and animal behavior.
  • To educate and enforce that all dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies and that dogs have a Lehigh County dog license.
  • To investigate animal cruelty complaints.

Walking your pet

Animals are not allowed to run loose. All animals must be secured by a leash.  Animal droppings must be picked up immediately. No domestic animals are permitted in Old Allentown Cemetery at 10th & Linden Street.

At home

Animal owners must provide adequate water and food daily.  They must also provide clean and proper shelter both indoors and outdoors.  Pet owners are required to pick up all animal droppings on their property daily.

Barking

Pet owners must take measures to prevent their pets from excessive barking, crying or making annoying noise.

SWEEP TICKETS ARE ISSUED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE

ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE.

Animal Control
641 South 10th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610-437-7535

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