Columbia/Boone County Animal Control


Animal Control supports responsible pet ownership while helping keep animals and the public safe.


  • 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 and on holidays 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

File an Animal Control Complaint 


Report an Animal Bite


Report a Lost Pet

lost pets


Spay/Neuter Vouchers
  • A limited number of free spay/neuter vouchers are available to pet owners in Columbia and Boone County. Vouchers are limited to one household per year. Learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions

Responsible Pet Ownership

Here are some tips for responsible pet ownership:

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