In an effort to limit the exposure of COVID-19 to our staff, volunteers and the public, Edmond Animal Services has made the following changes to the Animal Shelter operating procedures until further notice:
The shelter will be closed to all public access. No one (other than employees) will be allowed in the building.
Adoptions will continue to be facilitated with scheduled appointments ONLY. Adopters must look at the website, decide on one animal, and call the shelter to schedule an appointment. Dogs will be brought outside for a visit before adopting, while cats will not. There is a walk-up window at the entrance to the shelter to fill out paperwork.
The shelter will not be accepting animals surrendered by their owners unless there is a situation where the safety of the animal or the residents in the home are compromised. For those situations, an appointment can be made by calling the shelter.
The shelter will not be accepting stray animals over the counter at the shelter. Residents are encouraged not to detain or collect stray or found animals unless they are willing to care for the animal until an owner is located.
Residents who identify a stray animal that remains at large or appears dangerous, sick or injured can report the location of the animal by calling the shelter and an Animal Services Officer will respond to the area.
The Edmond Animal Services Unit is a component of the Edmond Police Department’s Special Services Division.
The Animal Services Unit is responsible for responding to calls for service within the community for issues involving animals –
both wild and domestic.
Animal Services is also responsible for the enforcement of municipal and state laws concerning the treatment of animals; the management of the City’s animal shelter; the humane treatment and care of animals in the shelter; as well as striving to reunite lost animals with their families and find new homes for the adoptable animals at the shelter.