Inola Animal Shelter
Animal Control Officer - Unfilled Position
Contact Inola Police Department
for shelter information.
Full details on Inola regulations regarding pets, other animals and large lifestock within city limits
Licensing and Rules for Our Furry Friends
Inola Animal Control is dedicated to:
Protecting the citizens of Inola from rabies
Reducing the incidence of unidentified stray animals by promoting responsible pet ownership through requirement of sterilization, vaccination and Inola Town registration tags
Enforcing animal control laws
The Inola Pound is NOT a no kill shelter but provides an adoption option for animals not claimed after 3 days. Click here for additional Registration/Adoption info. Form also attached below.
LICENSING / REGISTRATION
Registration is required for all resident dogs, cats, rabbits, and poultry kept within the Inola city limits. Owners must register their animals with the town clear at City Hall. After registration, owners will receive a tag for each animal from the Inola Police Department or other designated individual.
One time fee of $15.00 for any Male or Female Dog or Cat more than 6 months of age
One time fee of $5.00 for any Rabbit, Fowl or other animal kept within city limits.
Owners are responsible for keeping their animals properly confined and for making sure all dogs or cats are wearing their tags at all times. Rabbits, poultry and other animals will not wear tags but the owner must keep the tags and use these to show proof of registration should the animal be caught roaming free.
ANIMALS AT LARGE
If your dog or cat is properly registered and then found running loose (at large), the owner will be contacted immediately and the dog or cat will be returned to the owner with no fine for the first three incidents. Since animals other than dogs or cats are not required to wear tags, Animal Control will likely not be able to identify ownership and contact the owner.
If your animal is caught roaming free and is not registered, it will be impounded and owners will be subject to a fine of not less than $50 per animal. Owners will be required to register their animal prior to getting them back and must also provide documentation that the animal has been immunized against rabies. If the animal has not been properly immunized prior to capture, the owner will need to pay for immunization prior to receiving their animal back.
Animal Control will keep any animal caught roaming free for 72 hours. After 72 hours, any unclaimed animal will then be available for adoption or If you are missing a dog and think it might have been picked up by Inola Animal Control, please come by the City Office. We keep a list of dogs with pictures that are held in our Animal Control holding facility. The Animal Control facility is not open to the public but the town office will have all needed information.
WILDLIFE / FERAL ANIMAL TRAPPING
Inola Animal Control does have a few wildlife/feral animal traps available for loan to the citizens within Inola city limits. A Trap Release form must be filled out in person at Town Hall located at 1 West Commercial in Inola during normal business hours. M-F 8-5 except Holidays.
The live trap will be set on the designated property by Inola Animal Control on Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) and picked up on Friday. If the weather is extreme or the work week is short due to holidays or staffing, Inola Animal Control may choose not to set traps for that period. If so, you will automatically be on the following week’s list. See Animal Trap Release form below for more details.