Animal Control

Department Overview

The Animal Control Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for protecting the general public from animal-related threats. In addition to that, we tend to injured animals, remove dead animals located within City limits and address all animal related issues and problems throughout the City, including minor nuisances.

Mission Statement

The goal of the Animal Control Department is to balance the health, public safety, and welfare needs of people and animals in Granite City by responsibly and humanely enforcing animal-related laws; providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; investigating cases where animal care is questionable; and finding new loving homes for homeless animals at our shelter.