Jonesboro Animal Control

P. O. Box 10075 – Jonesboro, AR 72403
870-932-1955 (message phone only)
for almost immediate response email our director
[email protected]


Many people in our community do not give enough respect, concern and appreciation to our Jonesboro Animal Control Department.  The supporters and volunteers of NAFA work closely with Jonesboro Animal Control to help with the animals in our community.  This page is dedicated to their hard work.  Perhaps you did not realize just how much they do or how hard they work.

Jonesboro Animal Control Officers are our local animal care and control professionals. They help the public deal with problems caused by animals. They also work with other local agencies, such as animal rescues, social services and law enforcement, to protect all members of families, both two-legged and four-legged.

Long gone are the term “dogcatcher” and the image of a man with a butterfly net.  Jonesboro Animal care and control professionals now perform a variety of services that help animals as well as people:

  • rescuing injured animals,
  • controlling strays and dogs roaming at large,
  • controlling potentially dangerous dogs
  • providing education opportunities for children and adults
  • investigating and prosecuting animal abusers
  • and bringing lost pets to an animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them.

A Jonesboro Animal Control Officer works to protect stray, injured, abused, and unwanted animals. This person has different job titles in different situations – but is the one who responds to calls about neglected or lost animals, and often the first person to provide comfort and compassion to animals in need.

Here are a few ways you can help your local animal control program help people and animals:

      Provide for your pet’s safety.  Keep a collar and identification tags on your pet at all times and ensure that your pet is always properly supervised or safely confined when you’re not home.   Spay or neuter you pet and keep him or her current on all necessary vaccinations, especially the vaccination for rabies

      Encourage local government officials to support the animal control program: it is one of our community’s life-saving services.  Urge officials to take crimes against animals seriously and to advance pro-animal legislation.  Support efforts to enact and enforce pro-animal ordinances.

      Support your local animal control program.  They need funds to serve the community effectively, to train and equip our staff, and to secure vehicles to transport animals safely and comfortably.  They  can’t fulfill our mission without your help.