Animal Nuisance Problem
Barking DogsContinuously barking dogs can be an annoyance for anyone living nearby. Animal Services Officers will investigate complaints of barking dogs during normal hours of operation. For all barking dog problems after our normal hours of operation, please contact the City of Fayetteville Police Department at (479) 587-3555. During normal hours of operation please call the the Animal Services Division at (479) 444-3456.
Encountering a Dangerous AnimalResidents who sight an animal they believe to be dangerous or vicious should not approach the animal and immediately contact the Animal Services Division at (479) 444-3456 . If you encounter a dangerous or vicious animal during times outside our normal operating hours, contact the Police Department at (479) 587-3555 and provide the location of the sighting so that the dispatcher can alert the on-call Animal Services Officer. Animals are not determined to be dangerous or vicious merely due to the breed.
Roaming Cats and DogsFor dogs or cats roaming without an owner, please call the Animal Services Division at (479) 444-3456. Dog and cat owners are required to keep their dog or cat under their immediate control any time the pet is taken off their property. In order for an Animal Control Officer to issue a citation, the Animal Control Officer must directly observe a violation. For violations that occur outside of an Officer's presence, the Animal Services Division may send a letter to the animal owner's residence, or send an Officer to speak with the resident.
1. Jaw traps, leg hold traps, snare traps or any other trap designed to kill or maim are strictly prohibited.
2. Traps should not be set in any area that would be considered a hazard for the animal such as drainage ditches, rooftops or unlevel surfaces where the trap would be in danger of falling.
3. Traps should not be set during periods of excessive heat or cold temperatures or during any type of inclement weather.
Have you seen a swarm of honeybees? Swarm season typically occurs between March and July, but depending on the weather, it can extend into the fall. Local beekeepers are available to safely relocate and rehome honeybees. They do not charge a fee for most swarm removals and some beekeepers may even offer a reward or "finders fee." Please note that removal of swarms that requiring cutting into trees or walls will incur a fee. Also, this service does not apply to wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bumblebees, etc..