Animal Control and Emergencies
Florence City Limits:
To report an animal control emergency or concern in the City of Florence, please call 256-760-6676 or dial 911 for after hour calls.
If you are calling to report and Animal Control emergency or concern in Lauderdale County, please call 256-760-5757 to reach the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department or dial 911 for after hour calls.
*The Florence Shelter acts as an impoundment facility for Lauderdale County. Calls from the county are dispatched through the Sherriff's Department and 911; the county ACO will respond.
Animal Control Officers respond to a variety of calls such as:
- Animal bites
- Animal cruelty complaints
- Barking/noisy dogs
- Confined animal complaints
- Dangerous dog cases
- Impoundment of animals
- Loose/aggressive animal complaints
- Nuisance urban wildlife (caller must keep a visual of the animal until the ACO arrives)
- Enforcement of animal-related city codes
After hours calls:
Officers are available after regular hours for emergencies only. Emergencies consist of animal cruelty, animal bites, vicious animals at large, and animals in traffic. For after-hour emergencies only, please dial 911.