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The Animal Control Unit is comprised of six full-time animal control officers. They are Mt. Lebanon employees who report to the support services division of the police department. Mt. Lebanon has a cooperative agreement with several other South Hills communities to share the services and costs associated with the program. A kennel for housing animals is maintained in Upper St Clair.
Animal Control officers respond to calls for service of loose, stray, and lost pets. They respond to requests for trapping wild animals such as raccoons and handle ordinance violations relating to roaming or barking dogs and humane animal concerns.
Get more information on the special types of wild animals we have in Mt. Lebanon here.
When your pet is lost…
Call 9-1-1 and let them know it is lost.
Check SHCAC Facebook page for photos and descriptions of animals being housed at the SHCAC kennel.
If you find…
A wandering pet, call 9-1-1.
More questions? We bet you’ll find it below:
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What parks in the municipality allow for my dogs to run off leash?
What do I do about my neighbor’s barking dog?
What are my responsibilities if my dog bites someone else?
When do I have to license my dog?
Who do I call if I think a dog is being mistreated?
What do I do if I see a stray dog in my neighbor?
Where do I find information about the PA State Dog Laws?
For State dog laws: PA Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
What do I do if a dog bites me?
Here are some strategies that could keep an aggressive dog from attacking you:
- Try commanding the dog to “sit,” or “stay.” This could give you time to think or even get away.
- Do not make any sudden movements. Rather, keep your hands down at your sides. This may serve to calm the dog down and show that you are not a threat.
- Do not turn your back on the dog. Canines often take that as a sign of weakness or an opening to attack. Further, do not run away! That will probably only cause the dog to come after you.
- Don’t smile. Bared teeth may signify aggression to a dog. Back away slowly once the dog stops paying attention to you.
- If the dog does attack and the wound is serious, call 911. Dispatchers will send appropriate responders to take a “Bite” report. The officers will assure the offending dog is licensed properly and has current shots. They will also issue a quarantine to the dog owner to ensure the animal is controlled and monitored for infectious diseases.
Who do I call with a dog complaint?
What are the rules on dogs running at large?