Eaton County Animal Control
756 Courthouse Drive
Charlotte, MI 48813
EATON COUNTY SHERIFF TOM REICH
WHAT IS ANIMAL CONTROL?
Eaton County Animal Control is a law enforcement ageny. Animal Control is not a humane society or an animal rescue. Animal Control is a division of the Sheriff's Office under the direction of Sheriff, Tom Reich. This branch of the Sheriff's Office handles and investigates complaints involving domestic animals. Complaints involving non-domestic animals are the responsibility of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources . (517) 284-6210
*Animal Control Officers handled over 2000 complaints in 2012
The Shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and then again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Services Provided by Animal Control Include:
Public Education Concerning Animal Care and Related Laws.
Enforcement of State and County Laws Regarding Animals.
- Stray/Abandoned Dogs
- Dogs/Livestock At Large
- Dog Licensing
- Animal Bites/Vicious Animals
- Animal Cruelty/Abuse/Neglect Investigations
- Animal Adoptions
* Note* To request service or to be contacted by an Animal Control Officer, please call Eaton County Central Dispatch at 517-543-3512 and follow the prompt. If your call is an emergency you may call dial 911.
IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR DOG LICENSES!!!
Licensing Requirements: All citizens in the state of Michigan are required to license their dogs four months or older. A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed Michigan Veterinarian is required in order to license dogs. There is no reciprocity for out of state dog licenses, however, dog licenses from other Michigan counties are recognized. The deadline for a dog license purchase is May 31st of the current year.
Spayed/neutered dogs $10.00
Sexed dogs $15.00
Late fee (after May 31st) $30.00
EATON COUNTY TO CONDUCT DOG CENSUS
The Eaton County Animal Shelter will be conducting a county-wide dog census. State law requires that all dogs 4 months of age and older be vaccinated for rabies and have an annual license. Under County ordinance, the fine and cost for an unlicensed dog citation is currently $115.00 per dog.
Dog licenses may be purchased in person at both the County Treasurer's Office and the Animal Control Shelter. A valid vaccination certificate must be presented at the time of purchase. The County Treasurer's Office is open Monday through Friday (except Holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Treasurer's Office is located at 1045 Independence Blvd. in Charlotte. You may also buy dog licenses from the Animal Control Shelter through the mail. Please call the Shelter at (517) 543-5755 for details.