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Animal Care & Control

Animal Care and Control Services

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The Department of Health and Human Services contracts with Animal Licensing and Placement Services (ALPS), a subsidiary of Doyon Universal Services, JV, to provide domestic animal control services to the entire municipality. Animal Control Officers (ACOs) respond to an average of 500 citizen requests for service per month regarding animal cruelty, animal bites, loose animals, barking dogs, injured animals, and other requests for service. The center handles an average of over 500 live animals per month. Animal Care and Control also:

  • Accepts unwanted animals from owners.
  • Rescues injured animals.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Provides an adoption service.
  • Investigates charges of animal cruelty.
  • Enforces Anchorage Municipal Code Title 17 (Animals), including the investigation of dog bites and animal attacks.
  • Provides public education programs on responsible pet care and ownership and safety with animals to schools and organizations.
  • Coordinates an avid volunteer program.
  • Euthanizes animals upon request of the owner.

Hours of Operation

The Animal Care & Control Center is open to the public during the following hours: 

Monday through Friday 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Christmas and New Year's Eve, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Location and Contacts

4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99507
Customer Service:  343-8122
Dispatch:  343-8119

    • Animal Care & Control
    • Manager: Dr. Myra Wilson
    • 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • (907)343-8122