It shall be the function and primary purpose of the Pottawattamie County Animal Control to preserve order and control of the county’s animal population, and to protect the citizens from these animals. The Animal Control Officer shall have in his/her jurisdiction all the unincorporated areas in Pottawattamie County.
It shall always be our secondary objective to return as many impounded animals as possible to their owners. Whenever possible, attempts will be made to find new homes for animals when the owner cannot be found, or if the owner has surrendered ownership of the animal.
All calls will be assigned a file number for tabulating and tracing purposes. These file numbers will normally be assigned by the Animal Control Officer upon receiving the call.
Note, calls will be answered, assessed, then forwarded to appropriate staff to handle.
One of Pottawattamie County Animal Control’s top priorities is to attempt to reduce animal related violations and achieve an increase in voluntary compliance. This goal will be achieved by vigorous enforcement, public education and positive reinforcement for responsible pet owners who abide by the law.
Directions to the Animal Shelter from the Courthouse:
The Animal Shelter address is 18670 Applewood Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503.
(Click on the “B” and select Get Directions to get the route from the Courthouse to the Animal