The Canine Control Division performs numerous functions, including the capture of dogs at large, protection of animals, investigations of animal abuse and neglect, and enforcement of local and state animal laws.
Reporting a Lost or Found Canine
If you have lost a dog or found a dog please follow the link below to fill out a form that will be submitted to the Ozark Canine Control (OCC) Division. Canine Lost & Found Form
If we pick up a dog matching your description, you will be notified so that you may formally identify your dog. If we receive a lost report matching a found report, contact will be made with both parties to try and connect them.
Keep in mind that Ozark Canine Control ONLY picks up stray dogs (No Cats) inside the city limits of Ozark.
Be a ‘pawsitive’ citizen! Register your dog today!
Why register your dog?
- Legal Requirement: The city of Ozark requires that all dogs residing in Ozark City Limits be registered. Compliance with these laws helps ensure you are abiding by the local regulations and avoiding potential fines or penalties.
- Safety Measures: Dog registration requires proof of rabies vaccinations and licensing, ensuring that your dog is up-to-date on necessary vaccinations. This helps protect your dog from rabies and ensures the safety of other animals and people they come into contact with.
Obtaining a Pet License
The City of Ozark does require citizens to have an updated rabies vaccination to obtain a city license and to bring in proof of current rabies vaccination. The City of Ozark requires citizens to register their dogs annually. Impounded dogs in order to be released to their owners must obtain a current rabies vaccination, city license, and pay holding fee of $25.00. Only cash or check are acceptable forms of payment. Licenses are obtained at Ozark City Hall. 417-581-2407 ext. 1205.
- Spayed / Neutered Dogs: $2.50
- Intact Dogs: $4
Reporting Animal Control Issues
If you have lost or found a pet; want to report a dangerous animal, animal at large, animal nuisance, or animal neglect, please call Ozark Animal Control at 417-581-6600.
Examples of Violations
This list is not a comprehensive list of all city codes regarding animals. It is a brief, summarized list of just a few of the most common violation.