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Animal Control Services

The Lincoln Police Department's Animal Control division is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets in the City of Lincoln.

Animal Control Officers provide a variety of services to the citizens within the corporate city limits of Lincoln including:

  • Answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals
  • Animal Bites
  • Barking dog, nuisance cats and other animals that present a problem to the community
  • Injured animals
  • Livestock issues

The City does not have a leash law but requires owners to be in control of their pets at all times. The City does have a vicious animal ordinance. Dogs are considered vicious that have bitten or have threatened to bite persons. Dogs that cross property lines and attack other dogs are also considered vicious along with dogs that destroy personal property. Animals that cause damage or have have been classified as vicious must be maintaned by the owner and are not permitted to roam free. The City provides pick up services for stray dogs and cats. All animals picked up by the city will be delivered to the Animal Shelter of Pell City.

City of Lincoln Animal Control Officer:  Chris Hurst
To report an issue call: (256) 761-1556
This connects you with the dispatch office for the City of Lincoln. 

Animal Control Hours of Operation: 
Mon-Fri (8AM - 5PM)
Weekends and after hours: 256-761-1556

On Call for vicious animal issues

If you suspect that your pet may have been picked up by Animal Control, please contact the shelter below. A small shelter fee may be required.

The Pell City Animal Control Center hours of operation:
M,T,T,F (8am-5pm)
Saturday (10am-3pm)
Closed on Wed. & Sun.

1071 Airport Road
Pell City, AL 35128
(205) 814-1567
Email: animalcenter@cityofpellcity.net

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