Complaints

Notice: Field Services – As part of the County’s emergency response to the new coronavirus Animal Services Officers will prioritize emergency calls, including assisting law enforcement and first responders, rescuing injured or sick stray animals, cruelty or neglect investigations, animal bites and responding to dangerous or aggressive dogs that threaten the safety of the community. Officers will be unavailable for non-emergency services, including barking and nuisance complaints, animal trespassing and similar services.

If you have a concern about an injured dog or cat, a nuisance or aggressive dog, or a neglected or abandoned animal, you may contact our office during regular business hours.

In an emergency, always call 911. Otherwise, you may call Animal Services at 503-846-7041. 

When our agency receives a complaint, our Officers will work with the party or parties involved to resolve the issue. Complaints may be resolved with education, mediation, or citation. A violation criminal in nature may also result in an arrest. 

Some of the more common complaints are listed below: