As COVID-19 continues to impact us locally, we will be closing all Public Health Madison & Dane County offices to the public effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Although this decision was not arrived at easily, it is a decision that we needed to make. We are prioritizing preserving the health and safety of our staff and clients while continuing to maintain our ability to provide essential services, including our response to COVID-19.
We will continue providing services through alternate avenues, detailed below, but at this time we are reducing our direct contact with the public.
Animal Services is providing only priority services at this time. Specifically:
We provide pick up service and assistance with many types of lost, stray, or abandoned animals.
If you find a stray dog, cat, other domestic animal, an exotic pet, or livestock, contact our Animal Services office by calling (608) 255-2345.
Our Animal Services Officers work hard to identify the owner of lost or stray animals, and we will return them to their owner if possible. If we can't identify the owner, we take the animal to the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) until the owner comes to pick it up.
We have microchip scanners, but can't always find the chip if it has been dislodged, or sometimes find the chip but it is no longer active or is out of date. Making sure your pet is licensed and wearing their collar and tags will help shorten the time it is separated from you and avoids the cost of picking it up from DCHS.