Municipal Animal Services

Town of LaSalle

Dogs

The Town of LaSalle offers animal control 24 hours a day for dogs. Stray dogs can be dropped off at the Lakeshore Dog Pound, or can be picked up by an animal control officer. Dogs are held at the Lakeshore Dog Pound for their stray hold, and then transferred to St. Clair College or the Humane Society if not claimed.


Although not contracted for services for dogs in LaSalle, the Humane Society took in 13 stray dogs from the Town of LaSalle in 2023, 3 picked up by our staff.

Cats

The Town of LaSalle offers residents who find a stray cat in the municipality the option of bringing them to the Humane Society at no charge. However, this program has limited funding and later in the year residents are responsible for the cost of bringing in a stray cat (as was the case from August-December 2023). The Town also offers spay/neuter vouchers to help residents spay or neuter community cats.

 

The Town of LaSalle does not provide any service to pick up sick or injured stray cats in the municipality.

 

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 81 stray cats from the Town of LaSalle. In the absence of any service provided by the Town, Humane Society staff picked up 6 of those cats.

Domestic Rabbits

The Town of LaSalle does not provide any services for stray rabbits in the Town, even if they are sick or injured.

 

In the absence of any service provided by the Town, in 2023 the Humane Society took in 2 stray rabbits from the Town of LaSalle. In the absence of any service provided by the Town, Humane Society staff picked up both of those rabbits.

Wildlife

The Town of LaSalle does not provide any services for wildlife in the Town, even if they are sick, injured, or orphaned. In some cases, police will respond to euthanize an animal on site.

 

In the absence of any service provided by the Town, in 2023 the Humane Society took in 88 sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals from the Town of LaSalle, 72 picked up by our staff.

Protective Care

The Town of LaSalle animal control officer will respond in situations where police, fire, or paramedics are involved and no family or friend is on scene to care for a dog. No services are provided for animals other than dogs.

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 4 LaSalle animals at the request of social service agencies.