Animal Control

Duties & Responsibilities

Our mission is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the citizens of our community with those of the animals in our city. Animal Control Officers are responsible for investigating animal cruelty cases, reports of rabid animals, and animal bites. The animal control officers also enforce the leash law and other City Ordinances.

About the Shelter

The City of Paris Police Department administers the Animal Shelter, and employs two full-time civilian Animal Control Officers along with three part-time Kennel Technicians. These employees are dedicated to providing the citizens of Paris with quality animal control services, while providing humane treatment to all animals which come into our care.

Animal Control Truck

Stray and Loose Animals

The Animal Control Officers capture stray and loose animals and work closely with the Lamar County Humane Association in an attempt to find adoptive homes for as many animals as possible.

The unwanted, stray, abused, and abandoned animals which are kept at the Animal Shelter are provided care, nourishment and a safe environment until they are adopted, picked up by the confirmed owner, or euthanized. Residents of Paris who experience ongoing problems with stray animals can also check out a dog or cat trap at the Animal Shelter.

Animal Shelter Fees

Impoundment of Livestock per head                                                                                        50.00
Impoundment of Dogs and Cats per head                                                                               15.00
Daily care of livestock per head                                                                                               10.00
Daily care of dogs and cats per head                                                                                        3.00
Additional cost of impounding                                                                       Actual Cost Expended
For Newspaper announcements                                                                   Actual Cost Expended
Euthanasia (City of Paris residents only)                                                                                 15.00
LCHA kennel cough vaccination on dogs reclaimed by owner                                                10.00

Rabies Vaccination                                                                                                                  20.00

Male Dog: Neuter/Rabies                                                                                                        75.00
Female Dog: Neuter/Rabies                                                                                                    85.00
Microchip: (All)                                                                                                                           5.00
Vaccines: (All)                                                                                                                          20.00
Total for Male Dog                                                                                                                 100.00
Total for Female Dog                                                                                                             110.00
Cats: Male or Female includes Spay/Neuter If adopted straight from Shelter                         55.00
Cats: Male or Female includes Spay/Neuter If adopted from Petco                                        60.00
If adopted through Petco, cats also receive De-wormer and Vaccinations, all adoptions receive a microchip and rabies vaccine.
Transport Boxes for Cats:                                                                                                          5.00

Additional $3.00 fee if paying via credit card