Animal Control

Animal Control Hours are:

      Tuesday & Wednesday 7am-3pm    Thursday-Monday 7am-4pm

The Animal Control Unit provides basic services:

  • Pick up stray dogs
  • Take dog bite reports
  • Respond to barking dog complaints
  • Provide City tag registration for cats and dogs (must apply in person)

The Animal Control Unit will not pick up stray or feral cats. However, they will pick up distempered raccoons and injured animals.

Additionally, for dead animals, please contact the Portage Street Department at 219-762-4564.

View the City's Municipal code regarding animal control.

Impound Information

  • Portage Animal Control: 219-763-1825
  • Portage Police Department: 219-762-3122

Impound Fees may be paid at either the Portage Police Department between 7:00 am to 3:00 pm or the Clerk-Treasurers Office at City Hall between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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