Chadron Animal Control is dedicated to making the community a safer place for our citizens and our pets. There are times when this involves impounding dogs to ensure public safety. If you happen to be the owner of one of these dogs, they can be retrieved by contacting the Chadron Police Department at 308.432.0510. Once a dog is impounded, only an Officer can release the dog from the City Pound located at Panhandle Vet Clinic, 985 South Highway 385, Chadron, Nebraska. There is a fee of $40.00 for impound cost and $6.00 a day for boarding. Dogs taken to the city pound must be issued a city license ranging in cost from $2.00 to $10.00.
City animal licenses are a legal and important aspect of owning a pet. When a city license is issued to an animal, it provides a link between the pet and the pet owner’s contact information allowing the responding officer to contact the owner of the animal. Dog licenses expire January 1st of every year. Licenses can be purchased at any vet or the Chadron Police Department.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Animal Control in the City of Chadron, please contact the Chadron Police Department at 308.432.0510 and ask for Jennifer Henry - the Animal Control Officer - or email her at
Tips for Dog Owners
- Remember that pets bring rewards but the also bring responsibilities.
- Immediately start socializing and training obedient behaviors to your dog, such as sitting, staying, lying down, and not barking or growling at people or other animals.
- Be very careful with introducing a dog to infants, toddlers or small children; watch the dog and kids to see how they interact with each other.
- Never let your dog be petted by a person it doesn’t know with first letting it see and sniff their hand.
- Do not let someone play with your dog unless you can be there to supervise.
- Never teach you dog aggressive behaviors (i.e. to attack or chase others) or to play destructive games like wrestling.
- If possible, keep your dog confined in a fenced area as opposed to chaining up the dog. Chaining creates frustration that leads to aggression and other behavioral problems.
- When the letter carrier comes to your home, keep your dog inside, away from the door and in another room.
- Spay or neuter you companion!!!
Dog Bite Prevention Tips for Guest’s of the Home
- Never go near a dog while it is eating. Every guest should know that dogs are very protective of their food and are very prone to biting while eating.
- Never run away from a dog. Running away from a dog will trigger a natural response to chase.
- If a dog threatens you, don’t scream. Avoid eye contact. Try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight.
- Some dogs can be afraid of strangers. Follow these guidelines when getting to know a new dog:
- Be gentle with the dog so it does no ever fell threatened.
- If the owner gives you permission to pet their dog, let it sniff you havnd first but do nt place you hand in its face.
- Do not pet a dog on its head. Not all dogs like to be touched on the top of their heads.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 08:49