Animal Control

About Animal Control

The purpose of the City of Monroe Animal Control is to educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership and enforcing City animal ordinances. Our Community Service Officer performs a variety of services that help animals as well as the public: rescuing injured or sick domestic animals, controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals from roaming at large, and transporting lost pets.

Another important aspect of Animal Control is to conduct animal investigations. The investigation determines if the animals that bite should be declared dangerous or potentially dangerous. If the biting animal is not current on its rabies vaccines it is quarantined and placed under observation to make sure the threat of rabies does not exist. Other animal investigations are animal cruelty and abuse, complaints of animal noise, unsanitary conditions, and abandoned animals.


Animal Control has many responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Educating pet owners of their responsibilities
  • Enforcing city animal ordinances
  • Impounding stray animals
  • Licensing animals (PDF)
  • Investigating dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs
  • Performing animal quarantine
  • Investigating animal complaints and cruelties
  • Transportation of stray or injured animals

Find Your Animal Services Agency

Use this interactive map to find out if you reside within the City of Monroe limits for animal services: Find Your Animal Services Agency Map.

Lost Pet

If you’ve lost your pet, the first thing to do is search your surrounding neighborhood. Call the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300 to see if your pet has been picked up. To view the pets that MPD has currently picked up, visit our Found Pets page. Check with the Everett Animal Shelter at 425-257-6000 to see if any animals have been found. Check Craig’s list and other websites for your lost pet and place a lost pet notice. Check with the local Veterinarian Offices and advise them of your lost pet. It’s recommended to visit the shelters no less than every other day with proof of ownership to locate your lost pet.