Animal Control - Sheriff's Office
WE ARE OPEN AND FOLLOWING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. WE MUST LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY AT ONE TIME. FACE MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. CHECKS, MONEY ORDER AND CREDIT/DEBIT (WITH A SMALL BANK FEE) ARE PREFERRED AS THE FORM OF PAYMENT BUT WE WILL STILL ACCEPT CASH.
AT THIS TIME DOG LICENSE RENEWALS/ADDRESS CHANGES/REPLACEMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ENCOURAGED BY MAIL/ONLINE/DROP BOX TO HELP LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY.
DOG LICENSES MAY BE PURCHASED OR RENEWED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
BY PHONE, CALL 541-882-1279
BY MAIL: MAIL YOUR DOG LICENSE REQUEST TO 4250 WASHBURN WAY, KLAMATH FALLS, OR 97603
DROP BOX AT ANIMAL CONTROL AT 4250 WASHBURN WAY, KLAMATH FALLS, OR 97603
STRAY DROP OFF AND PICK UP
To drop off stray dogs, please call ahead at 541-882-1279
To pickup a dog in animal control custody, call ahead to make all arrangements 541-882-1279
Dog Control Services
Dog Control is financed from dog license fees. With these funds, Animal Control investigates complaints such as:
- Dog bites
- Dogs in traffic
- Dogs killing livestock or domestic pets
- Injured dogs
- Loose or lost dogs
Every person owning or keeping a dog in Klamath County must purchase a dog license when:
- The dog is six months of age or has its permanent canine teeth, whichever comes first; or
- Within 30 days of becoming owner or keeper; or
- Within 30 days of the new one year rabies vaccination.
- Klamath County Animal Control enforces the following laws with Klamath County.
- Licensing - Any dog six (6) months or with permanent canine teeth which has been in your possession within Klamath County for 30 days must be licensed (Ordinance (ORS) 609.100).
- It is unlawful for dogs to run at large in Klamath County. Any Peace Officer or Animal Control Officer may impound a dog that is found running at large.
- No dog owner or keeper of a dog shall permit a dog to chase, kill, wound, or injure livestock not belonging to the owner or keeper of such dog. The owner or keeper of a dog that has injured or killed livestock is responsible for the amount up to double the amount of damages. Any dog, whether licensed or not, which, while off premises owned or under the control of its owner, kills, wounds or injures any livestock not belonging to the master of such a dog is a public nuisance and may be killed immediately by any person (ORS 609.150).
- A dog is considered a public nuisance per ORS 609.095 if it:
- Bites a person
- Chases vehicles or people
- Damages or destroys the property of others
- Scatters garbage
- Trespasses on private property
- Disturbs any person by frequent or prolonged noise
- Is a female in heat and is running at large