Animal Control

The Animal Control Division was formed in July of 2012 and is dedicated to provide the best possible service to the citizens of the City of Somerton. The main objective of this division is to educate the community about the importance of maintaining their pets in a secure environment, to encourage proper dog licensing and reunite owners with their pets whenever possible. A temporary dog shelter is located within City limits where dogs are maintained up to 48 hours before being transferred to the Humane Society of Yuma where they will be kept for another 3-5 days before being placed for adoption.

An Animal Control Officer responds to calls related to animals at large, animal cruelty cases, dog bite cases, and a variety of situations involving domesticated animals.

As of July 1, 2012, all dogs must be registered with the City of Somerton when the dog becomes 3 months of age. Dog registrations are open year-round at the Community Development Department from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration forms are also available online.

Contact Information:
For Found pets, animal running at large, or other animal-related problems requiring the assistance of an Animal Control Officer call:
For EMERGENCIES involving animals or other animal-related problems requiring immediate attention, please call 911 

The Animal Control Services Unit is located at  Somerton City Hall
143 N. State Ave. (2nd Floor)
Somerton, AZ 85350
Office hours are from Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
For question about registrations, tags and fees please call:
(928) 722-7399

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