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Animal Control
*** Notice ***
Contact
Animal Control,
1510 Siri Lane
Pahrump, NV 89060
Ph: (775) 751-6315,
 
20 Goldfinch Lane
Tonopah, NV 89049
Ph: (775) 751-6315

Hours
Pahrump
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7 Days Week

Tonopah
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Pahrump Animal Shelter Contractor has given notice of termination of operation. Susan Cronin of Tail’s End, the Contractor for the Pahrump Animal Shelter, will cease operations at the Shelter at 5pm on June 30. The difficulty of running a municipal animal shelter has exhausted her and her staff. We wish them good luck and rest.

Effective at 5pm on June 30, 2015, the Pahrump Animal Shelter will be closed. A contingency care plan will be put into place for the care of animals being held on behalf of the courts. All other animals will be sent to other facilities that will manage, care, and adopt them.

Animal Control is NOT affected by this change. Animal Control operations will be unchanged by the Shelter closure. Running-at-large and abandoned animals will continue to be taken to the Shelter for the mandated three day hold. After three days, these animals will be sent to other facilities for proper care and adoption.

Anyone with a lost or missing animal may request an appointment to visit the Shelter by calling 775-751-6315. This number is staffed Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm. After hours calls will go to voicemail. An animal Control Officer will return the call when they return to duty.

Overview
Animal Control provides enforcement of animal related state statutes and all ordinances under Title 6 of the Nye County Code as it pertains to animal welfare, public health and safety, rabies control, quarantine, animal cruelty investigations, barking dogs, and animals-at-large.

On weekends with limited staff available, please be prepared when you call to leave your message on our voice mail system with a telephone number where you can be contacted. An Animal Control Officer will call you back as quickly as possible.

If you are requesting that an Animal Control Officer be dispatched to a location, you must provide a street address for the location. 

Tonopah and surrounding area residents are encouraged to contact the Animal Control dispatch line Monday through Friday at (775) 751-6315 to have an officer dispatched to address their animal related concerns.

For Urgent after-hours matters, that are life threatening to human or animal, please call 911 or contact the Nye County Sheriff's Office at 751-7000.


It's a fact: Every time a person is born in the United States so are 15 dogs and 45 cats, too many for the number of available homes. 

                                                  The Humane Society of the United States



                                            OUR MISSION

                To exceed expectations in the delivery of public service


Animal Issues
  • Animals at Large - It is a misdemeanor for dogs or livestock to be at large within Nye County. Dogs must be restrained by a leash unless confined on or within the owner's property. If you have a RAL problem please call Animal Control dispatch at 775-751-6315 to have an officer dispatched to your location.
  • Excessive Noise & Barking - It is a misdemeanor for a person owning or possessing an animal to allow said animal to bark, yelp, bray, or make other noises in such a manner that, because of the  duration or repitition of the noise, a reasonable person would consider an unreasonable intrusion into the quiet enjoyment of their property. Call Animal Control Dispatch at 751-6315 to have an Animal Control officer come out and discuss the matter.

  • Humane Animal Traps - Humane animal traps can be obtained from the Nye County Animal Shelter, located at 1511 Siri Lane Pahrump & 20 Goldfinch Lane Tonopah. A $100 deposit is required. The trap may be kept for a maximum of fifteen (15) days. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to remove all trapped animals. Call 775-751-6315 for more information. 

  • Pigeon Infestation - Pigeons are considered unprotected feral birds and as such most private pest control agencies are knowledgeable and licensed to handle pigeon infestation. Most pigeon infestations occur on private property and as such it is the owner's responsibility to attend to the problem. 
    Some success has been found in the use of an artificial predator such as an owl, hawk, snake or cat, posted in area where pigeons congregate. The
    shooting of pigeons or using explosive devices to scare pigeons is unlawful within most town limits.

                                    Please Consider Spay or Nueterng Your Pets




101 Radar Road, P.O. Box 153 Tonopah, Nevada 89049 Ph: (775) 482-8191