Pet Registration: Each
dog and cat must be registered with the City of
Mesquite Animal Control Division. Documentation
of a current rabies vaccination is required at
the time of application.
Rabies Vaccination: Each
dog and cat must be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian
by the age of 3 months and must be revaccinated
Number of Animals: Residents
are limited to three (3) dogs and three (3) cats
per household. In addition, one (1) litter
may be kept to a maximum age of six (6) months.
Animal Confinement: All
animals must be confined to the owner's property
by fence or chain. Leash laws exist for both
dogs and cats. Animals found running at large
will be impounded by the Animal Control Division.
Animal Nuisances: It
is unlawful to keep an animal in the city in such
a manner that it creates a nuisance by reason of
excessive noise (barking), odors, flies, disease,
or unsightly appearance.
and/or Dangerous Animals: Exotic,
wild and/or dangerous animals are prohibited
in the city limits of Mesquite. Examples
include, but are not limited to: raccoons,
bears, monkeys, lions, tigers, bobcats, skunks,
wolves, wolf hybrids, coyotes, bats, etc.
treatment, animal abuse or neglecting to provide
adequate shelter and nutrition is unlawful. Animal
abandonment is also an act of cruelty and is punishable
by law. Please report suspected cruel treatment
to the Animal Control Division.
Animal Bites: All
animal bites must be reported to the Animal Control
Division. Dogs, cats and high risk animals
inflicting bites which break the skin, regardless
of vaccination status, must be quarantined for
ten (10) days to demonstrate that rabies was not
transmitted at the time of the bite.
Follow the following procedures
if you are bitten by an animal:
- Wash the wound with soap and water.
- Contact a physician.
- Notify the Animal Control Division
at (972) 216-6283 with the following information:
address of the owner of the animal
of the animal
where the animal may be found