The Avondale Police Department’s Animal Control Division has oversight of certain animal related issues in the city. Animal Control Officers are on duty during regular business hours seven days a week (excluding holidays).
They respond to:
- Aggressive Animals
- Animal Bites
- Animal Cruelty
- Injured Animals
- Contained Animals (and stray dogs)
- Barking Dogs (for more information please visit the Avondale City Code or click here for an overview of noise ordinance information)
Avondale City Code 3-44, Powers and Duties of Enforcement Agent gives the authority to Animal Control Officers (ACOs) to enforce city code regarding animal control issues within the City of Avondale.
The mission of the Animal Control Division is to provide professional and timely response to animal-related calls for service. The Animal Control Division is committed to developing responsible pet owners through community education.
Lost / Stray dogs
All the dogs impounded by Avondale Animal Control are transported to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control facility located at 2500 S 27 Ave in Phoenix at the end of each day. We work seven days a week excluding holidays. The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control website has a found pet locater that shows where the dog was picked up on a map and there is usually a photo of the animal attached.
- Avondale Animal Control Hotline
Arizona Animal Welfare League
Animal Defense League of Arizona
Arizona Humane Society
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue Inc
Sun Valley Animal Shelter
HALO Animal Rescue