Animal Control

The City of Commerce Animal Control is now working with Jackson County Animal Control department and continues to promote and protect public safety and animal care through sheltering, pet placement, education, and animal law enforcement.

The mission of Animal Control (a division of Jackson County Animal Shelter) is to:

  • Provide safe and humane shelter for unwanted, stray and abused impounded animals
  • Strive to protect the public's health and safety from vicious, sick or injured animals
  • Educate the public about responsible animal care in the community

For complaints concerning animal control issues, please contact Animal Control at 706-367-5481. For after hour calls concerning dog or cat bites please call 706-367-1911.

Commerce Animal Control promotes responsible pet ownership, compassion towards animals, and safe human-animal interactions.

Commerce City Animal Control Officer enforces the Commerce city animal ordinance and is responsible for the following:

  • Stray animal pickup
  • Rabies enforcement
  • Cruelty or neglect of animals
  • Leash law violations
  • Excessive animal noise