Contact Animal Control

How do I contact Animal Control?

The Idaho Humane Society’s Animal Care and Control Division is on duty from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. To reach our dispatcher, call 208-343-3166. Due to the high volume of calls we receive, you may have to leave a voicemail with a telephone number where you can be reached. The dispatcher will call you back as quickly as possible. If you are requesting that a humane officer be dispatched to a location, you must provide a street address. The various city municipalities require that a name must accompany each report and thus, no reports can be made anonymously.

For after-hours emergencies, call the Ada County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 208-377-6790, and a humane officer may be dispatched to respond.

You can also reach Animal Control by email at

When will an animal control officer respond to my call?

Calls must be handled on a priority basis. How quickly an officer can respond to a specific call depends not only upon the priority of that call, but also on how many calls of a higher priority are occurring at that particular time. Calls involving an injured animal or an animal in immediate danger of injury or harm to a person are the highest priority. Therefore, it might take a little longer to respond to calls regarding a barking dog. Your patience and support is appreciated.