Animal Laws
Filing a Complaint
To file a complaint, please call 410-749-1070 and be prepared to provide the following information:
  • 911 address or closest cross streets
  • Description of dog and unique features such as color of collar
  • Your contact information: Name, Address, and Phone Number
All animal control issues within the City limits of Salisbury must be handled by City of Salisbury Animal Control.  The City has enacted its own laws pertaining to animals and employs their own animal control officers.  Salisbury Animal Control:  410-548-3165

Issues pertaining to wildlife such as birds, deer, raccoons, groundhogs, etc. are handled by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and they can be contacted at 410-548-7070.

Lost Animals
If you have lost your pet, we offer the following suggestions:
  • Check the Humane Society webpage
  • Check with your neighbors and place flyers in the neighborhood
  • Contact the Humane Society at 410-749-7603 to file a lost report
  • Have your pet micro chipped and keep the registration current. This will assist Animal Control officers locate you if your pet should be caught by our officers
  • Let your postal carrier and other delivery personnel know about the lost pet. These people cover a lot of area in the neighborhood and may see your pet
Reclaiming an Animal
If your pet has been impounded by Animal Control you will need the following information:
  • Proof of Ownership—such as photograph, vet records, rabies license, etc. Owner of Animal must be the one to reclaim the animal
  • Payment of impound fees to cover the costs of care of the animal which include boarding and vaccinations.  Cash or credit/debit cards are accepted. No checks
  • If citations or corrections are issued, our reclaim staff cannot not discuss the legalities with you.  You should consult a legal professional for legal advice 

    Animal Control
    5130 Citation Drive
    Salisbury, MD 21804

    Ph: 410-749-1070    
    Fx: 410-543-0756

    Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00am to 4:00pm