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 dog form button   Deceased animal pick-up form button

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.

Carson Jr HighProject Citizen with Carson Jr. High

Carson Junior High 7th Grade students, under the guidance of teacher Tara Bartlett, are participating in Project Citizen.  The goal of Project Citizen is to see how students can help make changes to laws in their community.

The students chose to work on mandatory microchipping for animals in Mesa. They appeared before Mesa City Council to present their thoughts and are working with Animal Control to bring microchipping clinics to the city.

This project is part of a state-wide competition. We wish them well!

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]

What you need to know about service dogs

Importance of service dogs - A veteran's experience


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!