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Animal Control

Responsibilities & Duties
The Winfield Police Department receives hundreds of animal related calls each year.  The primary responsibilities of the Department’s Animal Control Officer is public safety, animal protection, and animal complaint resolution. These goals are accomplished through a combination of education and the enforcement of municipal and state laws pertaining to animals. The Animal Control Officer performs a variety of field services, which include:

  • Patrol city streets and parks to ensure compliance with animal laws.
  • Impound stray, sick, or injured domestic animal and wildlife.
  • Enforce Winfield Municipal Code (i.e. dog licensing, leash law, sanitation, etc.).
  • Complete animal bite reports and quarantine biting animals.
  • Respond to animal complaints (i.e. barking dogs, stray animals, nuisance wildlife, etc.).
  • Investigate reports of aggressive animals.
  • Investigate reports of animal neglect or abuse.
  • Pick up and disposal of dead animals.
  • Dog bite prevention education.
  • Humane education.
  • Responsible pet ownership education.


The Animal Control Officer is charged with impounding stray, abandoned, abused, dangerous, or injured animals, as well as, any animal found in violation of city ordinance.  All uninjured dogs and cats taken into custody by the Animal Control Officer will be delivered to the Cowley County Humane Society shelter located at Strother Field.  Fees for redemption of animals will be paid at the Winfield Police Department, 812 Millington. Owners must present a fee receipt to recover impounded animals.  Shelter hours are Monday 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, or by appointment.

Questions regarding animal control or impounded animals may be directed to the Cowley County Humane Society, (620) 221-1698, or Winfield Animal Control Officer, (620) 221-5551.




Humane Society Building