The Department of Animal Services is responsible for enforcing the animal control ordinance, apprehending stray and nuisance animals, resolving animal complaints, and ensuring that Maumelle's pet owners abide by local and state animal laws.
Animal Services staff maintains the shelter facility and grounds. They are also involved in promoting citizen volunteerism as a means to encourage positive public relations. Click here to report a situation to Animal Services.
Two notable achievements as a result of increased volunteer help have been the facilitation of the Dog Park and the implementation of Arkansas' first shelter-based spay/neuter program for adoptable stray and abandoned animals.
The Department maintains professional relations with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies as well as with veterinarians and other animal care and control agencies throughout the state and country.
Animal Services collects city license fees and deals with animals at large and nuisance animals. A license fee of $30.00 is required for unsterilized dogs or cats and $5.00 for sterilized dogs or cats. City License must be renewed on a yearly basis.