Animal Control

This division is overseen by Captain Ryan Gruenberg and consists of one Animal Control Officer--a contracted person who responds to animal control issues.

  • Pet owners are required to register their cat or dog at the City Clerk's Office, 819 1st Ave. South, 515-576-4551.
  • All pets must be on a leash when not in an enclosed yard or a fenced in area.
  • Nuisance laws are also in place to curb unreasonable barking and to help promote sanitary pet-keeping. 
  • Pets must be vaccinated for rabies. If your pet bites someone, the bite must be reported to Animal Control at 515-573-2323 or 911 in case of emergency.

For more information, please refer to the City of Fort Dodge Animal Protection & Control Ordinance.

To reach the Animal Control Officer, call the Webster County Telecommunication Center at 515-573-2323 or 911 in case of emergency.

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702 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Business: (515) 573-1426
  • Business Fax: (515) 573-7788
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    8am to 4:30pm

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