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Animal Care & Control

Animal Care and Control Services

11th Annual Pet New Year!
Saturday, Feb. 7, 11 am - 3 pm
at Alaska Mill and Feed

  • $5.00 rabies vaccines from Anchorage Animal Care and Control for dogs and cats 4 months and older who live in the Municipality of Anchorage
  • 25 free microchips from the Alaska SPCA for spayed and neutered pets 1 year or older
  • Municipality of Anchorage dog licenses for sale
  • Exhibitors of pet services and products
  • Dog sport  and military dog demos
  • Howling and happy dance contests
  • Lunch and hot drinks for sale from Out of the Box (treat your pup to a Puppy Patty!) 
  • Door prizes

For complete details, see the Pet New Year website.

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The Department of Health and Human Services contracts with Animal Licensing and Placement Services (ALPS), a subsidiary of Doyon Universal Services, JV, to provide domestic animal control services to the entire municipality. Animal Control Officers (ACOs) respond to an average of 500 citizen requests for service per month regarding animal cruelty, animal bites, loose animals, barking dogs, injured animals, and other requests for service. The center handles an average of over 500 live animals per month. Animal Care and Control also:

  • Accepts unwanted animals from owners.
  • Rescues injured animals.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Provides an adoption service.
  • Investigates charges of animal cruelty.
  • Enforces Anchorage Municipal Code Title 17 (Animals), including the investigation of dog bites and animal attacks.
  • Provides public education programs on responsible pet care and ownership and safety with animals to schools and organizations.
  • Coordinates an avid volunteer program.
  • Euthanizes animals upon request of the owner.

Hours of Operation

The Animal Care & Control Center is open to the public during the following hours: 

Monday through Friday 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Christmas and New Year's Eve, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Location and Contacts

4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99507
Customer Service:  343-8122
Dispatch:  343-8119

    • Animal Care & Control
    • Manager: Dr. Myra Wilson
    • 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • (907)343-8122