Animal Control

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



We are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day - January
  • Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day -January
  • President's Day - February
  • Memorial Day - May
  • Independence Day - July
  • Labor Day - September
  • Veteran's Day - November
  • Thanksgiving Day - November
  • Day after Thanksgiving - November
  • Christmas Day - December


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.

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

Do feral cats make you wild?

Mesa Animal Control partners with the Animal Defense League of AZ (ADLAZ) in controlling the feral cat population in Mesa.  This is key to preventing exponential growth in the wild cat population.  This summer, ADLAZ has received a donation to conduct TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) in Council District 3 in partnership with Councilmember Francisco Heredia.  This donation will enable at least 75 more cats to be spayed/neutered!  Thank you, ADLAZ, all the volunteers, and Councilmember Heredia!  For more information on how you can manage feral cats in your neighborhood visit