225 W Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365
Lieutenant David Carey,
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What We Do
Often Animal Services intervention is needed to mediate a solution, enforce laws, or investigate damage
or aggression complaints involving dogs. Our goal is to provide solutions and maintain good relations within
Before calling Animal Services, try to talk with neighbors about the problem. If you need an Animal
Services deputy, please call LinCom at (541) 265-4231 to make a complaint.
See more information on Oregon dog laws (pdf file*) in our brochure.
All dogs living in the state of Oregon are required to be vaccinated
against rabies. All dogs living in
Lincoln County are required to be licensed at 6 months of age (or when
permanent canines appear), or
within 30 days of becoming a resident. Cat licenses are not required,
but they help us reunite you with your pet in case they are lost.
Rabies vaccination is required to purchase licenses, and they help
protect your pets and family members.
Licenses are issued by the
Lincoln County Animal Shelter and some local veterinarians. An
application and more information may be found on the Animal Shelter's website. Please call the Animal Shelter at (541) 265-6610 x 6 for information.
Animal Services does not catch stray cats. For information about stray
or feral cats, including humane trapping, please contact the Animal
Shelter for information at (541) 265-6610 x 6 . Please call the Animal Shelter to make an appointment before bringing in any cats. If you have found an injured or critically ill cat, please call LinCom at (541) 265-4231 to speak with an Animal Services Deputy.
Dogs at Large
To report lost, found, free-roaming, and injured dogs, please call LinCom at (541) 265-4231 to speak with an Animal Services Deputy. You may also report lost and found dogs to the Animal Shelter at (541) 265-6610 X 6.
Make Sure Your Dog is Socialized
It is important that pupplies feel at ease around people and other animals. Expose your puppy to a variety
of situations a little at a time and under controlled circumstances; continue that exposure on a regular basis as your
dog gets older. If you're not sure how your dog will react to a crowd or a busy street, be cautious. Don't put your dog
in a position where it feels threatened or teased. Watch for signs that your dog is uncomfortable or feeling aggressive.
Train Your Dog
The basic commands "sit," "stay," "no," and "come" can be incorporated into fun activities that build a bond
of obedience and trust between pets and people. Obey leash laws. Don't play aggressive games like wrestling
or tug-of-war with your dog.
Keep Your Dog Healthy
Have your dog vaccinated against rabies and preventable infectious diseases. Parasite control is important
to how your dog feels and behaves.
It's a fact: Neutered dogs are less likely to bite. Dogs are social animals; training your dog and spending time
with your pet is very important. Dogs that are frequently left alone have a greater chance of developing behavior
problems, such as chewing and tearing things up. Be a responsible pet owner!
Can I Avoid Being Bitten?
Be cautious around strange dogs and teach children not to approach strange dogs. Because children are
the most frequent victims of dog bites, parents and caregivers should NEVER leave a baby or small child alone
with a dog. Teach children to respect all animals. Children should not be allowed to pull on, hit, or annoy any animal.
REPORT animal abuse, animal neglect & animal abandonment to LinCom at (541) 265-4231.
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