ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
300 E. Galleria Dr., near North Boulder Highway and East Galleria Drive | 702-267-4970 | Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with adoption kennels closing at 4:30 p.m.
Resident rate listed | non-residents add 15%
The City of Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility,
or Animal Shelter, exists to serve the community, aid
and comfort, and provide medical attention to the
animals that come under the shelter’s care, and to
vigorously enforce the laws that protect animals and
the community. In 2020, more than 3,300 animals were
cared for in the shelter. These animals include dogs,
cats, ferrets, birds, rabbits, chickens, small reptiles,
and pocket pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs as
well as fish.
The Animal Control staff helps reunite lost pets with
their owners, care for the animals brought to the
Animal Shelter, and handle pet adoptions. The staff
also provides medical care and the vaccination of
all cats and dogs at the shelter and the spaying or
neutering, as well as the placement of microchip
identification, for the pets that find a home. Spaying
and neutering of pets helps control the pet population
and is mandated by law for all dogs, cats and ferrets
over four months of age.
Animal Control officers take part in public safety and
investigate animal-related complaints. Since Animal
Control is a division of the Henderson Police Department,
the officers carry out the regulations outlined in
Henderson Municipal Code Title 7, which includes
concerns about spaying/neutering, animal licensing,
animal noise, animal sanitation, animals roaming at large,
and dangerous or vicious dogs. Animal Control officers
also perform welfare, cruelty and neglect investigations
as well as animal bite processing and rabies quarantines.
Adopt, Don’t Shop
The Animal Shelter adopts out 100 to 200 pets each
month. The current adoption fees are $80 for cats and
kittens, $90 for dogs and puppies, and $70 for ferrets.
These fees include routine vaccines, spay or neuter
surgery, if necessary, microchip ID and registration,
and a rabies tag or Henderson license.
Shelter pets are also available for adoption at the
West Lake Mead Parkway and North Stephanie Street
4-1-1 on Animal Control
All dogs and cats over the age of four months must
be spayed or neutered, except under specified
Every person owning, keeping, harboring or
possessing any dog, cat or ferret over the age of three
months in the City of Henderson must obtain a current
pet license. A license for a spayed or neutered pet is
$10; if not spayed or neutered, the cost is $25. The City
of Henderson offers a half-price discount for senior
All dogs, cats and ferrets must be on a leash in the
City of Henderson when not confined to an owner’s
There is a four-step process to handle noise
complaints such as barking dogs. To start the process,
call 702-267-4970, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
or visit Contact Henderson at cityofhenderson.com.
Make a difference in your community and the lives
of shelter animals by becoming an Animal Shelter
volunteer. The key to our successful shelter adoption
program is our volunteers. Volunteer dog walkers,
cat socializers and adoption counselors are critical
to the success of the Animal Shelter and are needed.
Volunteers are most needed Monday through Friday
from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Only a couple of hours a week
can make a difference in the lives of the pets waiting
to be adopted. For more information on volunteering,
Like and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/
HendersonNVAnimalShelter and Instagram at
hendersonanimalcareandcontrol to receive all the
latest information on the shelter, adoptable pets, safety
tips and upcoming events.
Henderson Police App
Download an app that allows you to access the latest
Animal Control information. Go to cityofhenderson.
com/Police. Under Quick Links, click on More, then
scroll down and select HPD Social Media.