New Animal Control Procedures for City of Beloit

BELOIT (WIFR) -- On January 1, 2013, differences in Animal Control procedures for the City of Beloit became effective. The Beloit Police Department will continue to be responsible for Animal Control within the city limits. The Police Department has working agreements with both the Rock County Humane Society and the Dane County Humane Society. This release will explain some of these procedures. The primary change will occur internally with Community Service Officers taking on the responsibilities of animal control tasks.

ROCK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: Will continue to accept any stray animal that is recovered by a
citizen in the City of Beloit and transported by the citizen to the Rock County Humane Society during
normal business hours. These hours are typically 7 days a week from 0800-1700 hours, excluding
holidays as determined by Rock County Humane Society, 222 S. Arch St., Janesville, WI, 752-5622.

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: Effective on 01/01/2013 any animal that is abandoned, impounded,
seized, surrendered, or stray that is in need of medical attention shall be taken to the Dane County
Humane Society by a Police employee that is primarily responsible for animal control functions. Citizens
should call the Rock County Dispatch Center, 757-2244, to report such animal complaints.

ANIMAL BITES: Citizens should call the Rock County Dispatch Center, 757-2244, to report animal bites.
A police report is required when an animal bites or scratches a human and the victim's skin has been
broken. The Beloit Police Department will maintain the responsibility to fully investigate the incident
until its conclusion.

STRAY ANIMALS: In the case of a stray animal that is received by the Rock County Humane Society by a
citizen during normal business hours, an animal control officer will conduct follow-up and initiate a
report.


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