The St. Louis City Department of Health is committed to the mission of public safety and protecting people from dangerous animals as well as protecting animals from abuse. Residents are encouraged to review the information below to assist them with questions and concerns relating to animal control in the City of St. Louis. For additional information or for assistance with other matters related to the control of animals in the City, please call (314) 622-4800.
Animal Regulation Center
licenses pets, investigates reports of animal bites, promotes responsible pet ownership, and enforces ordinance control.
Report a problem with an animal
- For an animal attack on a person or animal call 911.
- For issues with stray dogs and cats call the Citizens Service Bureau at (314) 622-4800.
- For lost or found dogs or cats call Citizen's Service Bureau at (314) 622-4800.
Vector Control Program
The program helps to decrease the number of mosquitoes and rats, both of which spread disease and are a nuisance and responds to reports of other potential disease vectors.