ANIMAL CONTROL Page Content Pet of the Week Grumpy is a baby hamster that was brought to the shelter with the rest of her litter so that they could find individual homes. She is a sweet baby who is learning how to trust people! Grumpy was not handled often before arriving at the shelter; however she is becoming more social with positive daily interactions! Hamsters are low maintenance pets who don’t take up a lot of space. They are most active at night and need to be housed by themselves once they become teenagers as they do not cohabitate well with others. She and her remaining litter mates are hoping to find homes that will take the time to gently handle their new pet every day! Animal Control News No items found. Success Stories Chewy2TriscutDukeGuiness-DeshkaNinjaelisabethPeteyFenrirJaneKinleyMerleAxelBellCasper-Rocky Mission Statement: To ensure the safety and well-being of all borough residents through proactive education and enforcement and to set the standard for outstanding animal care practices The Division of Animal Control protects the health and safety of the borough through promoting responsible pet ownership. At the shelter, the staff provides a safe and clean environment for animals anticipating an adoption, waiting to be reunited with their owners, under observation for rabies, or in protective custody. The staff also offers euthanasia services, live traps for rent, microchipping, and an annual rabies clinic. On the road, the animal control officers respond to and investigate complaints of loose, aggressive, noisy, sick or injured animals. The staff can also be seen throughout the community at fairs and other events. For wildlife concerns, contact Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 907-459-7200.