Animal Control

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The Police Department (PD) provides 24-hour animal control protection. The City employs one full-time Animal Control Officer (ACO) who responds to animal control calls for service and is available to answer questions regarding animal control problems. Please review the following information regarding your pets:ACO Rivera 2018

  • Every dog and cat within Gardner city limits must be licensed
  • Licenses can be obtained at the Gardner Police Department Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Proof of rabies vaccinations is needed to obtain a license
  • Each spay/neutered animal license is $7.00
  • Intact animal license is $14.00

Durable tags will be issued for each pet and should be worn on a durable collar so that easy identification can bring your pet home should they get away.

Below are links to more information regarding pets:

For questions, contact the city’s Animal Control Officer at 913-856-7312 or for an emergency, dial 911.

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