Call 219-853-6300

Animal Control

Office Information
5131 Columbia Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: 219-853-6507
Fax: 219-853-6593
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00am - 4:20pm

Kennel Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm

For emergencies outside of normal business hours, call the Police Non-Emergency line at 219-853-6490

Hammond Animal Control is operated by the Hammond Police Department.

Department Overview

It is the duty of Animal Control to coordinate and promote the adoption of abandoned animals, and to house stray and unwanted animals in a clean and safe environment.

Hammond Animal Control provides 24-hour service for injured, stray animals, enforces animal welfare laws, investigates complaints of cruelty to animals, and quarantines stray animals that have bitten humans.The Animal Control Department tends to domestic animals only, and more specifically dogs and cats.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) maintains responsibility of tending to non-domesticated animals and wildlife. Animal Control will, however, see to the removal of animal remains of all types (including wildlife) from public areas.If you are aware of illegal activities involving animals of any type, please call Animal Control immediately!


Jean Starkey - Office Manager
Christine Karczewski - Kennel Master
Melanie Bunner - Assistant Kennel Master
Jenny Krol - Assistant Kennel Master
Deanna Lugo - Animal Control Officer
Sue Rak - Animal Control Officer

Department Links

Animal Control
Animal Licenses
Animal Ordinances
Lost and Found

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