Mission Statement

The mission of the Prairie Grove Police Department Animal Services Unit is to balance the health, safety and welfare of the people and animals in our city. Our mission is accomplished by working with our citizens; by enforcing the domestic animal laws of our city and state, by providing educational programs and humanely providing care, nourishment and a safe environment for the unwanted, stray, abused and abandoned animals in our city. We will educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless and as a last resort humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community.

About Us

On January 1, 2008, the Prairie Grove Office of Animal Control was transferred from the Public Works Department to the Prairie Grove Police Department. Overnight animal control in the City of Prairie Grove was transformed from a part time "dog catcher" to a professional 24 hour a day operation. The Animal Service Unit is supervised by the police sergeant who also serves as the "Chief Animal Services Officer". The Chief ASO is assisted in his duties by all sworn members of the police department. Officers routinely answer animal complaints and write citations for violation of city and state animal laws. Acts of animal cruelty and neglect are aggressively investigated and prosecuted. The Chief ASO is a state certified animal control officer and other members of the department are certified in chemical capture. All members of the department have received in house training on animal procedure ad care. The unit has a fully equipped animal services vehicle that is also equipped as an emergency police vehicle. We also maintain our own temporary animal holding facility.

Animal Pickup

The City of Prairie Grove has adopted a new ordanance for animal pickup fees. Each pickup of the same animal in a 12 month period the price will increase.

If this is your first time claiming your animal there will be a $20.00 pickup fee for a steralized animal and $40.00 if unsterilized, plus a $5.00 for the care and feeding of your animal for each day after the first day of its being boarded by the Prairie Grove Police Department.

For your second time to claim your animal the fees raise to $50.00 and $100.00 plus the $5.00 for care per day.

For your third time to claim your animal the fees increase to $100.00 and $200.00 plus $5.00 for care per day.

If your animal is microchipped there will be a discount on animal pickup fees.

Animal Adoption

All animals picked up by our Animal Services Unit are held in our facility for a period of five days. After the five day period, healthy and friendly animals are available for adoption for a $40.00 dollar donation fee for dogs and $20.00 for cats plus cost of Microchip. Before adoption every animal is vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The new owner is required to license the animal with the city. Inquires about animals can be made by contacting the police department at 479-846-3270 or stopping by our office located at 955 E. Douglas Street Prairie Grove, AR.

Animal License purchase/inquires:

All animals Kept inside the city limits of Prairie Grove are required to be licensed each year with the city. Yearly licenses are available at a discounted rate from January 1st, to May 1st, after this time the full cost of licensing will be charged.

If your animal is picked up without a city license a citation could be issued.

Contact the Prairie Grove Water Department at 479-846-2971, 975 E. Douglas St.

Request a deceased animal pick up:

Contact the Prairie Grove Water Department at 479-846-2971. The police department does not pick up dead animals.