Q: Does your agency handle
County complaints? Who handles complaints?
A: No. County residence are advised to contact the Jefferson County
Sheriff's Department or the Jefferson County Humane Society.
Q. How long do you keep an
animal before they are put to sleep?
A: Stray animals are kept for a detention period of five (5) working
days, including one (1) Saturday, unless claimed and released to the
owner. After five (5) days, the animal becomes the property of the
city of Pine Bluff Animal Services, whom determines the animals final
Disposition. There is no set time frame following the detention
Q: Does your agency give
rabies shots (vaccinations)?
A: Arkansas State Law requires rabies vaccinations are to be
administered by a licensed veterinarian.
Q: How many dogs or cats can
you have in the city?
A: Four (4) dogs, four (4) cats or a combination of dogs and cats
totaling four (4).
Q: Can you keep a dog on a
A: Not as a permanent means of restraining the animal.
Q: I can no longer care for
my pet. Is there a charge to pick it up?
A: There is a $35.00 fee to pick up animals at the request of the
owner, however any person with proof of city residency my bring the
animal in at no cost to that person.
Q: Does your agency pick up
cats? Is there laws pertaining to cats?
A: Animal Services does capture and impound stray and nuisance cats.
City codes require license and rabies tags on cats and a limit of four
(4) cats per household.
Q: What can I do about dogs
A: Report the complaint to animal services, giving all pertinent
information. An Animal Services Officer will investigate and advise
the owner of corrective measures to be taken. If the situation
continues to exist, the owner will be charged for Nuisance Animal and
the complainant will be summoned to testify in court.
Q: How much does it cost to
adopt a dog or cat? What are your procedures for Pet Adoption?
A: A $20.00 adoption fee is required for each adoptable animal. The
potential owner must be at least eighteen (18) years of age with valid
identification, must have the animal spayed or neutered within the
specified period stated on the adoption application, and must agree to
abide by all State and Local Laws pertaining to animals.
Q: My pet is a house dog/cat
or my dog is never loose, why do I have to get a city license tag?
A: Pine Bluff city code requires an annual license fee on each dog or
cat three (3) months of age or older, regardless of the method of
confinement. The cost of the license is six dollars ($6.00) each on
all spayed and neutered dogs and cats, and eight dollars and fifty
cents ($8.50) each for all unsterilized dog or cat. License can be
purchased only through a local veterinarian.