Public Safety

Animal Control

Emergency: 911

Animal Control: 317-549-4814 / 317-341-2683

Non-Emergency: 317-545-7575

If there is an issue involving an animal, please call Animal Control at 317-549-4814 or 317-341-2683 and an animal control officer will respond. Call 911 for an emergency situation, such as an animal attack or bite. Please call Non-Emergency Dispatch after normal business hours for an animal control response.

If your pet is missing, check with Indianapolis Animal Care & Control at 2600 S. Harding St., where all strays picked up in Lawrence are taken. The shelter is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday except Wednesday, when it is open until 7 p.m. Their phone number is 317-327-1397.

To request assistance or report animal abuse, call 317-327-4622. For general business, call 317-327-1397. You also may adopt cats and dogs at the shelter.

If you see a dead animal on a city street, call the Indianapolis Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622 to have the carcass removed.

For problems with nuisance wildlife (coyote, racoon, oppossum, birds, bats, muskrats and the like) check the Department of Natural Resources web page for Nuisance Wildlife recommendations or contact one of many Animal Services listed in the Yellow Pages under Pest Control Services.

For animal license requirements in the City of Lawrence please see Title 3 of the Municipal Code.