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The Police Department Animal Care and Control Unit will typically transfer dogs to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control within 24 hours. Please contact Surprise Police Department at 623 222-4000 or visit a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center.
If you found a dog, please contact the Surprise Police Department at 623 222-4000 or take the dog to a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center. Surprise Animal Care and Control does not pick up stray/roaming cats. However, we can provide outside resources that may be able to assist. Give us a call at 623 222-4000.
Owners who cannot produce proof of a current rabies vaccination must quarantine their animal at their expense with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Services, (MCACCS), or a quarantine-approved veterinary hospital.
Owners may confine their animal at their home with the consent of, and in a manner prescribed by, an Animal Control Officer, provided they can show proof of the following within 24 hours.
Dogs – license and rabies vaccination Cats – rabies vaccination
Cats do not need to be licensed but cat owners are encouraged to get a collar and I.D. tag. All dogs over the age of three months are required to be licensed with Maricopa County. Licenses must be renewed annually. Visit the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's licensing web page for more information.
If you feel that you have no other choice but to surrender your pet, you may take your pet to a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center. There is a fee and the pet owner must be present at the time of surrender.
The city of Surprise deceased animal pickup is not for domestic pets. As an option, you may take your deceased pet to a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center - click here for hours and location info.