Animal Control

Animal Control
The Dacono Police Department strives to ensure that animals, their owners and neighbors live in safety and harmony. If all pet owners adhere to the basic responsibilities associated with owning a pet, most conflicts can be peacefully resolved.

Laws
Please do not allow your pet(s) to become a threat or nuisance in the community. Know and obey all animal laws. Make sure you have a secure enclosure so your pet will not run loose.
  • Know your responsibilities and the laws related to pets
  • Dogs must be on a leash when off the owner’s property except when walking in a designated off-leash area
  • Dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of their dog’s defecation both on and off the owner’s property
  • A dog owner must ensure their dog does not bite, injure, chase, threaten, bark, howl at, or disturb anyone
  • Cats should be kept inside but at a minimum should be confined to their owners’ property.
For a full description of local animal control laws, please reference the Dacono Municipal Code.