Animal Control

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section operates under the Operations Bureau and consists of three Animal Control Officers. They are responsible for the enforcement of Idaho Code Title 25 Chapter 35, Kootenai County Animal Control Ordinances and Incorporated City Animal Control Ordinances. Animal Control works closely with other agencies to ensure the welfare of the public and its domesticated animals. We deal mainly with cats, dogs and livestock, but can answer many questions relating to other animals.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about the proper care and treatment of any animal, or if you would like to report a non-time sensitive problem with any animal, please contact our Animal Control Officers at 208-666-5765. For all other animal related reports/problems such as animal bites, lost or loose animals, or redemption of impounded animal, please contact our Animal Control Officers at 208-446-1300 x 2. 

Spay & Neuter

Please spay or neuter your pets. The law requires all dogs over 6 months of age to be licensed and to be current on rabies vaccinations.