Lost Animals

Everyone is responsible to keep their animals under control. If your dog or cat is wandering the streets, you are responsible and may be cited by an animal control or police officer. If an animal is not on the premises of it's owner, and not on a leash, and not inside a vehicle with its windows closed enough to prevent the escape of the animal, the animal is "at-large".

  • 1st offense is a $50 fine
  • 2nd offense is an $80 fine
  • Additional offences are a $160 fine and a mandatory appearance in municipal court

If an animal is picked up by an officer and impounded, in addition to any fine, there is an impound fee you must pay before your animal is returned. Impounded animals are kept for 5 days and then made available for adoption. After 10 days, the animal is euthanized according to the city ordinance.

Fees for Impounded Dogs: $40 plus $4/day
Impounded Cats: $30 plus $4/day
All Other Animals:
$30 plus $4/day

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Mike Kiggins.

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Rock Springs, WY 82901
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