Animal Control

Mission Statement

The Animal Control Division of the Greenville Police Department is first and foremost charged with the safety of the public; the protection of injured, abused, or neglected animals and enforcing all laws pertaining to animals both domestic and wild.


We are committed to:

  • Educate the public about animal overpopulation, city and state laws concerning animals, and the duties of our division
  • Feed, shelter, and care for animals that are lost, abandoned, or relinquished by owners
  • Humanely capture any animal running at large which in some way poses a threat to the peace, health, or welfare of the community
  • Humanely remove wildlife from home or work areas and relocate then to a better environment
  • Impartially enforce all animal laws
  • Investigate any and all reports of animal abuse or neglect
  • Maintain a working relationship with The Butler County Humane Society for the benefit of our community and common goals
  • Provide the opportunity for animals to be adopted into a healthy environment

Greenville Code Section 4 - 4-1 - 4-30

The Greenville Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter will take animals from Greenville or Butler County free of charge as a service to the community. The public is welcome to visit our facility during operating hours to look or interact with our animals. Applications are available for those who are interested in adopting an animal.

Volunteer Program

The Greenville Animal Shelter maintains a volunteer program. Volunteers are chosen through an application process and all applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. Anyone under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or guardian.