Columbia/Boone County Animal Control

    Address, Hours, Location and Phone Number of Animal Control

    Columbia/Boone County Animal Control supports responsible pet ownership while helping keep animals and the public safe.


    • Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week, except on all observed City of Columbia holidays
    • Emergency After Hours Services: An Animal Control Officer is on-call after hours, on holidays and weekends for the following emergency situations only:
      • Wildlife inside the living areas of a residence (not outside or in a garage)
      • Large animals running loose on a major roadway
      • Sick or badly injured animals
      • Vicious dogs that are currently running loose
      • Reporting an animal bite

    Our Services

    • Enforcing the City of Columbia and Boone County animal ordinances:
    • Providing Rabies and animal welfare education
    • Assisting with low cost or free spay and neuter options
    • Investigating animal complaints
    • Handling animal cruelty complaints
    • Picking up sick and/or injured animals
    • Providing free rides home for animals with microchip, City of Columbia license, or any other identification

    Our Service Areas

    Frequently Asked Questions


    File a Complaint 


    Report an Animal Bite

    lost pets

    Report a Lost Pet


    Vaccines and Licenses


    Spay/Neuter Vouchers

    • A limited number of free spay/neuter vouchers are available to dog and cat owners. Vouchers are limited to one household per year. Learn more.

    Responsible Pet Ownership

    Animal Control supports responsible pet ownership. Here are some tips:

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