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Pet Adoption

Deliylah is a yellow lab mix. She is very friendly and very laid back. She would make a great family dog.
Eve is a black and tan mix who loves attention and is family friendly.
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Friday, 11 February 2011 14:54

bulldogThe Animal Control Department is charged with enforcing City Ordinances concerning animal control. Some of our responsibilities are enforcing the leash laws, removal of vicious and stray animals, animal rescue, facility maintenance and capture and removal of wild animals. In additional to picking up stray or wanted dogs and cats we remove dead animals from city streets and set traps for other non-domestic animals. We also investigate all cruelty calls.

City Animal Shelter Pet Adoption

The City of Vicksburg Animal Shelter and Southern Paws have created a web site to promote the availability of local and national pets who are disparately in need of loving homes. You can visit the web site at to view "Featured Pets" photos and many other pets needing a home. You can also read all about many success stories of previous animals visiting our shelter. You can call the City Animal Shelter at: 601-636-6982 to make arrangement to view our pets and obtain information about the adoption process.

Please adopt! Each of these animals time is limited- Please consider taking one into you home to love and care for them.

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Animal Control FAQ's

How do I adopt an Animal?

Come by our office during normal working hours to view our animals. The animal must have been with us for 5 days before you can adopt it. You must pay the adoption fee to Court Services at the Vicksburg Police Department. Once the fee is paid bring the printout the Police Department gives you to our office to pickup your pet. The adoption fee is $20.00.

What is the Adoption Fee?

The adoption fee is $20.00.

Why do you use traps?

Some animals are hard to catch. For both the animals safety and ours we sometimes use a trap to make the catch. It is also used for non-domestic animals.

How many cats may I own inside the City?

You may legally own up to 5 cats.

How do I  report a loose dog?

(inside city limits) Animal Control 601-636-6982

How do I report a dead animal?

(inside city limits) Animal Control 601-636-6982

How do I report a missing animal?

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society at 636-6631

How many dogs may I own inside the City?

You may legally own up to 5 dogs.

Do you pick up dogs in the county?


What does it cost to reclaim my pet once it's been picked up?

There is a $25 fee plus $2.00 per day.

Do you kill the dogs and cats in your shelter? 

No. Once an animal has been in our facility for the required time period we take them to the Jackson Animal Rescue League in Jackson, Mississippi.

How many days do you hold the animals?

We keep them in our shelter for 5 days.

What about the leash law?

There is a leash law and you can read all about it by clicking the municipal code link on our homepage. It is unlawful according to City Ordinance for your pet to be free roaming. We give you three warnings about pets not being on a leash. After the warnings harsher action is taken.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:14

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