Animal Control


The Animal Control Division provides 24/7 support in managing stray, lost, injured or dangerous animals.

Mosquito Control

The Division also provides vector (mosquito) abatement services to control the outbreak of mosquito infestation throughout the city of East Chicago from May 31st through October 1st annually.


Citations are also issued through this department for violations of city codes with follow up court action.

Adopt a Sheltter PetAdoptions

Animals are available for adoption check out our Facebook page.

After Hour Situations

After 4 p.m. please contact Police Department 219-660-0000 non emergency services to report nuisance, sick, or loose animals.

Pit Bulls

According to ordinance number 3453; section 5-41 Liability:

Every owner of a Pit Bull, shall at all times maintain in full force and effect a liability insurance policy of $1,000,000 during the time he/she has the dog. The dog must, at all times, be confined indoors or in a securely and enclosed/locked pen with either a top or sides six feet high. If the dog is not confined it should be muzzled and kept on a leash with the owner or custodian in attendance.


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