Prescott Animal Control
The Prescott Police Department is responsbile for animal control
in the city. Chief of Police Mike R. Bondarenko is the officer in
charge of animal control. Kathi Pelnar is the animal control
Please report stray dogs, cats and other animal control issues
to the Police Department. A police officer will respond at any hour
of the day or night. Please dial 911 to make a report or
dial (715) 262-5512 when the Police Department business office is
open (Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm except for legal
Please be aware that wild animals (bears, deer, fox, raccoons,
eagles, etc.) fall under the jurisdiction of the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources. Report wild animal-related issues
to the DNR Regional Service Center in Baldwin, Wis. on (715)
684-2914. If you wish to speak with a game warden after business
hours at the regional service center, please contact the Pierce
County Sheriff's Office on (715) 273-5051.
Prescott police officers will pick up stray dogs and cats within
the city limits. We will attempt to contact the owners of animals
licensed in the city. We will hold animals licensed in the
city at the Police Department holding facility for a reasonable
time, usually up to four hours, before the animal is transported to
the Animal Humane Society in Woodbury, Minn. by the animal
control officer. If the animal is aggressive
or represents a danger to an officer, it may be transported
Unlicensed animals may also be transported immediately.
Stray animal owners may be cited for violations of the city's
animal control ordinances.
Dogs and cats must be licensed
Dogs and cats over five (5) months old must be licensed. Dog and
cat licenses are available at City Hall, 800 Borner Street, during
business hours Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm except for
legal holidays. Dog and cat licenses are not available at the
Proof of rabies vaccination is required. A vaccination tag must
be atached to a collar and the collar must be worn at all
License fees: Spayed female or neutered male dog or cat: $15.
Non-spayed female or neutered male dog or cat: $18.
Licenses are issued on an annual basis from January 1 to
December 31. Fees are not prorated.
A license tag will be isued and must be displayed on a
Please see Ordinance 7-1-1 Dog and Cat Licenses Required for
Animal Humane Society
Stray dogs and cats in Prescott are transported to the
Animal Humane Society, 9785 Hudson Road, Woodbury, Minn. (651)
730-6008 by the animal control officer. The city contracts with the
humane society to hold stray animals.
Owners of stray animals transported to the shelter by the animal
control officer must contact the Animal Humane Society to make
arrangements to retrieve them. Please note that the AHS
shelter is open to the public only limited hours of the day. It is
highly recommended that owners call the shelter in advance to
make pick up arrangements.
The dog or cat owner must pay a $50 fee and provide his or her
name and address. The AHS will report to the city that the animal
has been retrieved. Owners of unlicensed pets must license them
within 14 days aftre retrieval from the shelter. If the owner does
not do so, the Police Depsrtment will issue a citation for failure
to license a pet as required by ordinance.
Directions and other information on the humane society is
avaialble on their website: www.animalhumanesociety.org.
The site contains a wealth of information on animal health,
care and training. There is also complete information on how to
surrender an animal to the society or adopt a companion animal.