What parts of Porter County does Porter County Animal Control service?
Porter County Animal Control is responsible for all of Porter County EXCEPT for the City of Portage. If you have an animal control issue within the city limits of Portage, you can contact Portage Animal Control at (219) 763-1825.
Who do I call if I have problems with nuisance animals such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, possums, chipmunks, skunks, etc?
Porter County Animal Control only handles domestic animals and livestock. If you have a problem with nuisance animals, please contact a humane pest control company.
What should I do if I see a stray animal?
We understand that your first inclination would be to capture the stray animal. But that is not always the best answer. Sometimes, capturing a stray animal may do more harm then good. For more information about strays, click on the appropriate option below.
What should I do if my neighbor's dog is barking constantly?
First, we recommend speaking with your neighbor about the issue. Some people are just not aware, and a conversation can often solve the problem. If a conversation does not work, then Animal Control might be able to help, but there are requirements that must be met before we can act. We must have proof that the dog has been barking over a 30 minute period to write a citation. The proof being either an officer witnessing the barking or a video/audio recording. Otherwise, Animal Control can give the dog's owner a verbal warning until the required proof is provided.