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Animal control responds to calls including picking up stray and injured pets or wildlife,
investigating cruelty and neglect charges, bite reports, picking up dead animals that are in the public roadways and enforcing Title 7 of the Municipal Code.  For the complete text of the ordinances related to Animal Care and Control, please refer to Title 7 of the Municipal Code


Call 812-349-3492 for Animal Control during the following hours:

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday/Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

After Hours Emergencies

After hours and on Sundays, officers are available to respond to emergency calls only, such as injured animals and bite cases. All other calls will be responded to during normal business hours. In case of an after-hours emergency, call 812-339-1444 and a dispatcher will contact the officer on call.


Bloomington, being a beautiful, tree-filled city surrounded by fields and forests, provides the optimal location for experiencing wildlife.  Unfortunately Wildlife can become nuisances or even safety risks for our people and pets.  In order to keep Bloomington safe for people, pets, and wildlife here are a few easy rules to live by:

1.  Keep all trash containers closed.  Open trashcans invite raccoons, skunks, coyotes and other wildlife to an easy buffet.

2.  Do not feed pets outside.  These stations often invite unwelcomed guests.

3.  If you have a wildlife issue make sure you are not providing easy food sources such as bird feeders, an never intentionally feed our deer.

4. Keep wildlife wild, this is especially important with coyotes. Check out this information from the City of Aurora, Colorado.

If you have a nuisance wildlife issue please check out the link below for the guides.

State Department of Natural Resources guides on Nuisance Wildlife and database of licensed Wildlife Control Operators

Humane Society of the United States guides for dealing with wildlife