Animal Control

Diane Brady, Animal Control Supervisor

20 E. Main St., Suite 250
Mesa, AZ 85201

Hours of Operation

M-F 7am-6pm
excluding holidays

Contact Information

Phone 480-644-2268

If phone goes to voicemail, please leave your name, phone #, type of incident, and location. 
We will contact you if more info is needed.

Fax 480-644-4994


City of Mesa Animal Control is closed on the following holidays:
05/28/18- Memorial Day
07/04/18- Independence Day
09/03/18- Labor Day
11/12/18- Veterans Day
11/22/18- Thanksgiving Day
11/23/18- Day After Thanksgiving
12/25/18- Christmas Day



Barking/Noise Disturbance Form 
Deceased Animal Pick-Up Form


The Animal Control Unit provides the residents of Mesa with courteous, professional and effective animal control.  In addition, Animal Control ensures the rights of animal owners and non-owners are protected and served.

What we do:

  • Animal pick-up including dead animals
  • Animal bite reports and quarantines
  • Animals running loose (dogs/livestock) not cats
  • Investigate animal cruelty, abuse or neglect
  • Investigate unsanitary premises or animal fecal matter
  • Investigate livestock violations/restrictions

For assistance please call:  480-644-2268

Mesa Animal Control does NOT pickup OWNED animals, except for bite animals needing to be quarantined.  We can pick up contained STRAY dogs or dogs running loose.  We only pickup severely sick or injured STRAY cats.  If you need to turn your own dog or cat in, please take it to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control or the Arizona Humane Society and turn it over in person.  Both agencies charge a fee for you to drop off an owner turn-in.  You can also find a rescue group to accept your animal; there may or may not be fees involved.

Service Animals

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that individuals with disabilities be permitted in all areas where the public is normally permitted to go.  This includes individuals accompanied by service animals.  Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work.  If the individual's disability prevents the use of these devices then the individual must maintain control of the animal either through voice commands, signals, or other effective controls. Service animals are restricted to dogs or miniature horses.  The enforcement of any law by an Animal Control representative (including, but not limited to laws relating to service animals) will be in accordance with the requirements of the ADA.  For more information, please visit the links below:

The ADA and Service Animals
U.S. Department of Justice- Service Animals [PDF]

Special Programs

Are you or your neighbors feeding cats?

Learn more about the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Program for outdoor cats and how to get started. TNR is the most humane, effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the street and in your neighborhood.

For more info visit , email or call the Spay Neuter Hotline at 602-265-7729.


Can't get your pet to the vet to be spayed or neutered?

Contact Altered Tails, a Barnhart Clinic, at 1-800-253-WAGS (9247) about their W.A.G.S. (Wheels for Animals Getting Spayed) vehicle!  This is a special vehicle that comes into your neighborhood and picks up your cats and dogs to transport them to the Altered Tails spay/neuter clinic.  The pets are returned to the pickup location the same afternoon.  The transport is FREE and the spay/neuter is FREE!  There is limited space and appointments are necessary, so call as soon as possible!


Besides controlling the pet population, sterilized animals are healthier and live longer!  Get your pet sterilized!


Related Animal Control links

Animal Control News and Facts

Animals will often chew plants to get some roughage.  For dogs, this is because they are omnivores and actually enjoy plant foods.  Plant roughage can be a good source of vitamins and can be helpful for passing food through the intestines.  Cats are strictly carnivorous, but eating plans can benefit them by helping to bind hair in the stomach and carry it back out when they hack the hair out through their esophagus and mouth.  However, animals also eat leaves for reasons we do not always understand.  This is especially true for pets that are kept indoors most or all of the time since they have not learned which plants taste bad and should be avoided or they do not have enough access to plants and will chew on whatever is accessible.

There are some types of decorative plants that are toxic to dogs and cats.  In some cases, only mild indigestion and discomfort will result.  In other cases, the toxicity can lead to more severe health problems and even fatalities.  If you are planning to bring holiday foliage into your home this season you will need to know which plants are safe, which should be kept out of your pet's reach, and which should be avoided entirely.

See a list of common holiday plants and the effects they have on household pets.