The City's Animal Protection Officer (APO) is responsible for enforcing animal ordinances. The APO is the first to respond to reports of animal abuse or neglect. The APO also has the same authority as a city police officer. In 2022, the Clinton Police Department responded to 819 animal Calls for Service; 72 animal cases were completed among all officers.
The Clinton Police Department encourages all pet owners to be responsible stewards of their animals. We encourage spaying and neutering as the best solution to controlling pet overpopulation. Dog and cat licenses can be obtained at City Hall or the Clinton Humane Society. A city license must be renewed in January of every year.
View the following documents regarding Animal Control: