Animal Control

Animal Control is a division of The Alpena County Sheriff's Office. Our Animal Control Officer, Michelle Reid, is a certified deputy as well as a licensed veterinary technician.

Alpena County Sheriff's Office Animal Control is responsible for the enforcement of state laws and county ordinances pertaining to the care, control, treatment, and licensing of domestic animals with a priority to protect public safety and animal welfare.

Who to Call When

Here are numbers to get you to the right place for assistance and other helpful information.

Central Dispatch 989-354-9111

All animal complaints must go through Central Dispatch by calling 989-354-9111.

  • To report stray dogs, animal neglect and abuse or any other animal complaint
  • Domestic animals and livestock only
  • We do not deal with free-roaming cats. It is not against the law for cats to roam

Animal Control Shelter 989-884-2248

  • To report a missing dog
  • To inquire about adoptable shelter guests
  • Regarding donations
  • To volunteer or to inquire about doing community service hours at the shelter
  • To inquire about our free pet food pantry
  • To inquire about surrendering an animal, please contact Huron Humane Society at 989-356-4794 or Second Chance Animal Shelter at 989-340-1700 first

Animal Control Officer 989-354-9841

Or email Deputy Reid

  • To personally speak with Deputy Reid

Physical Address for Sending Donations Direct or for Correspondence

ACSO Animal Control
4900 M32 W
Alpena MI 49707

Community Resources

Feral, Free-Roaming Cats

Contact Northeast Michigan TNR at 989-255-5733 regarding feral free-roaming cats.

To Surrender Pets

Contact Huron Humane Society at 989-356-4794 or Second Chance Animal Shelter at 989-340-1700 to surrender pets.

Nuisance Animals (Bats, Skunks, Raccoons, Etc.)

Contact a pest control company for problems with nuisance animals such as bats, skunks, raccoons, etc.

Injured Wildlife

Contact Nature's Kingdom Conservation for injured wildlife at 989-727-3893.

Current Updates & Adoptable Animals

Visit us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Alpena County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Facebook Page

Dog Licenses

Alpena County Ordinance and State Law Regarding Dog Licenses