It is the mission of Lusk Animal Control to serve and provide all people within our jurisdiction with the highest level of animal services. We are committed to the protection of our citizens and animals by effective and humane enforcement of state and local laws. We will strive to reunite lost pets with their owners and find suitable placement with families, shelters, and adoption centers for stray animals.
The Animal Control is a branch of the Lusk Police Department.
Animal Control Officer: Doug Jergenson.
For questions or if you are experiencing an animal problem, please call:
Lusk Police Department 307-334-4055
Town of Lusk 307-334-3612
Registering Your Animal:
9-5-270. Licensing of Animals. (a) All dogs or cats kept, harbored, or maintained by their owners in the Town of Lusk, Wyoming, shall be licensed and registered if over six months of age. Dog and cat licenses shall be issued by the Town Clerk upon the payment of a license fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Council. Application shall be make on a form prepared by the Town Clerk and shall state the name address of the applicant, the name, breed, color and sex of each dog or cat owned or kept by him. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to apply to dogs or cats whose owners are nonresidents temporarily within the Town, nor to dogs or cats brought into the Town for the purpose of participating in any dog or cat show, nor to “seeing eye” dogs properly trained to assist blind persons when such dogs are actually being used by blind persons for the purpose of aiding said person in going from place to place. (Prior Code 2-109, 1978)
The Town of Lusk requires animals to be registered if they reside within the city limits. To do this you can come to the Town Hall at 201 East 3rd Street. When you register your animal we will give you a Tag License with a number that is good for one (1) year. They must be re-registered yearly and new proof of vaccinations must be updated when they expire.
To register your animal please bring the following:
-Have your Rabies, Parvo, and Distemper Vaccination Papers
-Have your Neutered/Spayed Papers
Intact Dogs/Cats$10.00 per tag
Spayed/Neutered Dogs/Cats$2.00 per tag
*If an animal is too young to be spayed/neutered we charge $2.00 for their tag. You can register your animal at any age.
Lost Pets: If you have a lost pet please contact one of the following: Lusk Police Department307.334.4055Dispatch307.334.2212Town of Lusk307.334.3612
Redeeming an At Large Animal:
9-5-170. Stray Dog, Cat or Animal. Any stray dog, cat or animal running at large within the Town is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and any such stray dog, cat or animal may be seized and impounded. For the purposes of this section, “stray dog,” “stray cat” and “stray animal” shall mean and include any dog, cat or animal loitering in a neighborhood or any public place without an apparent owner or person in direct control of the animal. (Adoption Ordinance, 2004)
If your animal was picked up by the Lusk Police Department, you will need to contact them to set up a time for retrieving it from the shelter. The following fees may apply in retrieving your animal and are per animal:
First time offenses are often given a warning if they have proper vaccinations and registrations.
Second time offenses: charged a $50.00 fee.
Third and beyond offenses: charges will continue to rise in price each time.
**If your animal has stayed at the shelter for a period of time while waiting for you to pick it up, you may be charged extra on any offense (including a first offense) for the cost of food and sheltering.
Volunteering: Lusk Animal Control is a branch of the Lusk Police Department and does have a control officer, but accepts the help of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please contact Town Hall. *Note that in order to volunteer, you will be required to sign a 'Waiver of Liability' release.