Animal Control

Contact Information
Animal Control
Renton, WA 98057

The Renton Police Department employs two full-time Animal Control officers to serve those citizens who reside within the city limits of Renton.

Animal Control Officers:

  • Investigate and enforce noise violations, such as barking dogs or other repetitive noises
  • Report on and quarantine biting animals
  • Pick up domestic animals in violation of the city's trespass ordinance
  • Enforce leash law violations
  • Advise and educate citizens on the use of traps or alternatives for nuisance cats or wildlife
  • Investigate animal cruelty complaints
  • Enforce the city's licensing requirements for dogs and cats
  • Take reports of lost/found domestic animals
  • Aid any sick or injured animal
  • Pick up any stray or deceased animal on the roadway

To check on a lost animal within the city limits of Renton, go to our Animal Control Facebook page. 

If the animal has identification such as an ID tag or microchip, attempts to contact the owner are made. Animals without identification are held for a minimum three-day holding period, and then are put up for adoption according to health and temperament.

The Lost/Found form can be used in order to assist us in locating a pet or to help us to return an animal to its owner. Complete the form and email it, along with a photo.

In instances where animal control is not on duty, calls will be handled by an on-duty police officer.

Instances generally not handled by the animal control unit:

  • Issues outside the Renton city limits. King County residents (including unincorporated King County), contact King County Animal Control
  • Rodents or insects
  • Cats in trees
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  • Facebook

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