What is the required holding time for animals picked up by Animal Control?

Animals with no known owner are held for 7 full business days. Once an owner has been identified, the Animal Control Program works with the Owner to reclaim their pet.

Animals with known owners are held 7 business days.

Animals that are being held for bite quarantine or other legal circumstances may have a different holding period times depending on the situation.

After the required holding time has expired, animals are evaluated for the adoption program. There is no time limit for the evaluation process for the animal once it has been accepted into the adoption program.

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