Barking Dogs

The Bowling Green Animal Control Unit provides quality enforcement pertaining to public safety, animal control and animal welfare. Our animal control officers are highly trained, experienced, National Animal Control Association (NACA) certified professionals. Animal Control Officers investigate animal abuse, enhance public awareness of animal ordinances and safety and respond to a variety of citizen requests for service. Services include: stray animals, leash law enforcement, barking dogs, regulating vicious/dangerous dogs, monitor dog licensing, rabies control, and bite quarantines.

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Residents should talk to pet owners about problems.  If a problem continues, verify which pet is barking and record dates and times of nuisance.  Call Animal Control & Protection with address of owner, description of pet, and times that barking occurs.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

An Animal Control Officer will call on the pet owner and warn them of the complaint.  The officer will verify rabies vaccination/registration and offer suggestions for solving the nuisance.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Animal Control & Protection, Neighborhood & Community Services Department, 707 E. Main Avenue, (270) 393-4000

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