Reclaiming Your Pet

Where do I go to reclaim my pet.

If your pet is impounded by Daphne Animal Control you will need to go to 7145 Johnson Road, during business hours which are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and the last Saturday of the month 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. You can also call us at (251) 621-2831 during business hours.

What you will need to bring when you pick up your pet?

  1. A Drivers license or ID with your current address listed on it.
  2. If your address is not current you will need to bring something with your name and address on it like; public service bill or phone bill and then you will need to pay the fee by cash or check.

Fees

Impoundment fee is $25 and $4 for each day of boarding, including the day your animal is picked up and the day it goes home. If your pet is in any violation of Animal Ordinance you will be issued a summons for that violation at the time you pick up your pet.

Example – If your dog is running loose you will pay the Impound Fee ($25) plus the ($4 boarding fee per day) and be issued a summons for Leash law violation at the time you pick up your pet.

Total for one (1) day $29 plus a summons.

** If you are issued a summons for any animal violation you will not be able to pay the Summons Fee at the Animal Control Office, you will need to mail or appear in person to pay the fine at:

Daphne Municipal Court
1502 Highway 98
Daphne, AL 36526

(251) 621.2824

Animal Processing:

  • Cats and dogs impounded by ACO’s, police officers, or the general public shall be logged. Each animal will be assigned a number for tracking purposes and then placed in the quarantine room for observation for ten (10) days. During this time, ACO’s will monitor the animal for vicious tendencies and disease.

* ACO’s will not allow the general public to access the quarantine room. The general public is allowed access to the adoption areas.

At the end of the quarantine period, the animal shall be moved to an adoption pen or to euthanasia, whichever is deemed necessary. Prior to moving a dog to the adoption pen, it will be bathed, dipped, and examined for fleas, skin diseases, etc. The puppy pen will be used for small puppies or for a mother dog with new puppies.

Owned Animal Surrender

  • Owners desiring the release of their animal(s) to the shelter will sign a ‘Surrender’ form which releases their ownership. Persons turning in stray animals, or animals where the owner is unknown, will also sign the ‘Surrender’ form with proof of ID as city resident.

Animal Control

ACO’s will, at all times, perform in a professional manner and conduct themselves in a calm demeanor while dealing with the public. ACO’s will never abuse or mistreat any animal, nor allow another person to do so. Water and/or food will not be denied any animal in custody and humane handling of all animals is required.

Euthanasia

II. Animal Disposal

ACO’s shall observe the ten (10) day period of keeping animals before disposal as provided for in the animal control ordinance.

  • Animals meeting the requirements for disposal, in accordance with the ordinance, will be disposed of in a humane manner as recognized by veterinary science and as authorized by the Chief of Police.
  • A confined animal may be euthanized as an act of mercy if it is injured or diseased to prevent further suffering, to prevent the spread of disease, or because the animal is incurable. The euthanasia will be documented and records retained for one year. The ACO and/or a veterinarian may make this judgment.

Animal Bites

ACO’s investigating animal bites are to instruct the owner to quarantine the animal for a period of ten (10) days, regardless of any vaccinations. The animal must be quarantined and under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian who will determine weather the animal is free from rabies. All expenses shall be the responsibility of the owner. During quarantine, the animal cannot be sold, given away, or moved to another state or location.

  • ACO’s will remain very familiar with Title 3-7-1, Chapter 7 pertaining to the State law on rabies. ACO’s who investigate animal bites will present a copy of page 42 of the law to the owner of the animal. This page covers the confinement of animals which have bitten humans, particularly Section 3-7-9

Humane Society

The ACO staff will maintain a close relationship with the Baldwin County Animal Shelter, Maddies Pet Rescue Foundation, BARC and The Haven “No-Kill” organizations.