There are many everyday supplies that the shelter needs to help keep the animals clean and content. The following is a list of suggestions. If you have something but are not sure if it could be used, please call the animal shelter at (641) 424-6508.
- old washable rugs or toilet covers
- cat condos
- gentle lead leashes
- kennels, large inside or outside
- dog chew toys
- cat play toys
- stiff cleaning brushes to scrub cages
- Volunteers to help out at Petco. Call the shelter for details.
- Volunteers to walk the dogs and play with and brush the cats.
Yes, all animals must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet when being walked on public property.
You can call us at 641.494.3560 and we will help you with a trap rental. We do require a $55.00 deposit in the form of a check. This is returned on return of the trap.
If your cat/dog is spayed/neutered: $10.00 per year.
If your animal is unaltered: $50.00 per year.
Proof of the rabies vaccination and proof of the spay/neuter must be presented before obtaining your license.
City licenses may be renewed for 1, 2, or 3 years depending on the expiration of the rabies vaccinations.
No, Federal and state laws prohibit owning/keeping any type of wildlife.
If the bat is found in the room of a sleeping person, contact Animal Control or the Police Department. If the bat is any other room of the residence, remove the bat either by yourself or call an exterminator. Check and seal up cracks that they may be entering from. Also, oil of wintergreen is a possible repellent to the bat. You mix it 4 parts water to one part oil. Then spray it in the areas you have seen the bat.
DO NOT handle the bat without putting gloves on.
Our policy is that the cat must be confined before we will come out to catch a cat. This can be done by placing them in a carrier, box, or within porch. If the cat is wild, then we recommend trapping the cat with the use of a live humane trap. There are some available through our department or your can purchase one from stores in town.
Licenses can be purchased from the Mason City veterinary clinics: Animal Medical Hospital, Pioneer Animal Hospital, and Garner Veterinary Clinic.
You may also get your license at the City Clerk's Office located on the 1st Floor in City Hall, 10 1st NW, Mason City, Iowa.