Animal Control

Responsibilities & Services


Animal Control, a division of the Police Department, responds to domestic animal, wildlife and livestock issues that arise throughout the city. Their duties include rabies awareness, investigating animal bites, lost pets, animals at large, adoptions, housing / caring for stray animals, public awareness on the West Nile Virus, along with treatment of stagnant water in the city.

The City of Murphy has a climate-controlled animal shelter, two trucks, and two Animal Control Officers who also have other duties.

Please take time to visit your local shelter.

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