Eaton County Animal Control
756 Courthouse Drive
Charlotte, MI 48813
EATON COUNTY SHERIFF TOM REICH
WHAT IS ANIMAL CONTROL?
Eaton County Animal Control is a law enforcement agency. Animal Control is not a humane society or an animal rescue. Animal Control is a division of the Sheriff's Office under the direction of Sheriff, Tom Reich. This branch of the Sheriff's Office handles and investigates complaints involving domestic animals.
The shelter is open to the public Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
Services Provided by Animal Control Include:
- Public Education Concerning Animal Care and Related Laws
- Enforcement of State and County Laws Regarding Animals
- Stray/Abandoned Dogs
- Dogs/Livestock At Large
- Dog Licensing
- Animal Bites/Vicious Animals
- Animal Cruelty/Abuse/Neglect Investigations
- Animal Adoptions
To request service or to be contacted by an Animal Control Officer, please call Eaton County Central Dispatch at 517-543-3512 and follow the prompt. If your call is an emergency you may call dial 911.
Eaton County Animal Control is currently establishing a special care fund. The purpose of this fund is to pay medical expenses for seriously injured animals that are in our care.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund, please send your donation to: Eaton County Animal Control
756 Courthouse Dr.
Charlotte, MI 48813
For questions, please call 517-543-5755 extension 1.
Eaton County Animal Control is currently seeking volunteers to work at the Animal Control shelter.
These volunteers will be providing general housekeeping duties as well as providing care for shelter animals including bathing and exercising.
If interested, please contact Animal Control at 517-543-5755 extension 6.
DOG LICENSING INFORMATION
Licensing Requirements: All citizens in the state of Michigan are required to license their dogs four months or older. A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed Michigan Veterinarian is required in order to license dogs. There is no reciprocity for out of state dog licenses, however, dog licenses from other Michigan counties are recognized. We begin selling licenses for the upcoming year on December 1st, and the deadline for a dog license purchase is May 31st. Licenses are only valid for the calendar year (January 1st - Decemeber 31st) and must be renewed annually.
Spayed/neutered dogs $10.00
Sexed dogs $15.00
Late fee (after May 31st) $30.00
Dog licenses may be purchased in person at the County Treasurer's Office, the Animal Control shelter, and at many of the township offices. A valid vaccination certificate must be presented at the time of purchase. The County Treasurer's Office is open Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:00am - 5:00pm and is located at 1045 Independence Blvd. in Charlotte, Michigan. Licenses purchased after the regular due dates can only be purchased at the Animal Control shelter, the Treasurer's Office, and at the Delta Township Office.