Impounded Pets

Animal control officers are authorized to issue summonses and/or impound animals loose and at large. Tagged pets or their known owners will be notified of the impounding. Impounded pets can be reclaimed at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter at 1716 Pella Avenue, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577.

If the owner fails to reclaim the pet within 24 hours after the impounding, board fees will be assessed at current shelter rates if a pet is impounded. The Shelter charges an impound fee for all animals.

Rabies Vaccination Required

Proof of current rabies vaccination must be shown or the owner will be required to make an appointment with a local veterinarian for an appointment for rabies vaccination.

Failure to Reclaim

If an owner fails to reclaim an animal or cannot be located within seven (7) days, all rights to the animal will be forfeited. The animal may be put up for adoption, transferred, or euthanized. In addition, every citizen has the right to pick up a stray animal and have it impounded by the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter or the animal control officer(s).