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Animal Control



12300 Wayne Road
Romulus, Michigan  48174
Telephone: 734-942-7591
Fax 734-942-4523

 

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00am - 10:45am and 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Bonnie Freeman, Ordinance Director
Annie Hall, Animal Control Officer
Michael Green, Animal Control Officer


Responsibilities   
The Animal Control department is responsible for the enforcement of the City of Romulus' animal control ordinances, and ensuring citizens are taking proper care of their animals. This department works with the Schools to help maintain and provide safe transportation to and from buses and schools with no interference of animals with the children.  Animal Control works with schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to provide education of pets and dangerous animals.  The following is a list of laws that the Animal Control department enforces on a daily basis:

  • Dog(s) running at large
  • Dangerous dog(s)
  • Cruelty to animal(s) violations
  • Unlicensed dogs(s)
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Public Nuisance
  • Kennel licensing
  • Excessive barking

Annual Dog Days
The Animal Control department also annually has Dog Days the last Saturday in February that consists of shots for both dogs and cats at discounted rates.

Animal Traps
Animal Control provides residents use of traps to catch both tame and wild annoying animals (there is a sign up sheet for the use of these traps at no charge, but there is a deposit required). Please call the Shelter for more information on how to reserve a trap. 

Adoptions
The Romulus Animal Shelter seeks adoptions of cats, dogs, birds and small animals including ferrets. Check out their Facebook Page (link on the left) to see what animals are available.

Volunteers and Donations
The Shelter also is in need of volunteers and donations. Donations are needed of old bedding, cat litter, canned kitten food and carpet squares. If you are interested in volunteering, you must be at least 18 years of age, or doing service for a school project/requirement. Please print and complete this packet and come to the Shelter during regular business hours to set up your time of service. 

Department:  ANIMAL CONTROL                 
 City of Romulus 2017-2018 Fee Schedule
 Resolution No.:17-210 
    Approved: 6-26-2017
     
Ordinance
    Resolution
DESCRIPTION OF FEE, RATE OR CHARGE  Proposed
    2017-2018 Fees 
     
 CO 6-154
Impound
1st pick-up + $10 per day $25.00
  2nd pick-up + $15.00 per day $30.00
  3rd pick-up + $ 20.00 per day  $35.00
CO   6-64 Kennel Inspections   - Percentage of pay - Lic Referrals   
  Private Kennels (Residential) 4-5 dogs   - 4 months or older $50.00
  Commercial Kennels (6 dogs or more)   Requires special land use approval (See Zoning Ordinance Sec 3.02) $100.00
  Euthanasia $2.00 per lb. per animal  $2.00 / lb. 
CO   6-154 Adoption $25.00-Dogs / $15.00 Cats $25.00
CO   6-158(5) Spayed/Neuter 25.00 deposit returned   after surgery $25.00
  Leash 1.00 $1.00
  ANIMAL LICENSE  
CO 6-131 Residents:  
  Unsexed- 1 YR-License  $                     3.00
  Unsexed- 2 YR-License  $                     5.00
  Unsexed- 3 YR License  $                     8.00
  Intact- 1YR License  $                     7.00
  Intact-2 YR License  $                   12.00
  Intact- 3YR License  $                   15.00
CO 6-131 Senior Citizens:  
  Unsexed- 1 YR-License  $                     1.50
  Unsexed- 2 YR-License  $                     2.50
  Unsexed- 3 YR License  $                     4.00
  Intact- 1YR License  $                     3.50
  Intact-2YR License  $                     6.00
  Intact-3YR License  $                     7.50
     
CO 6-131 Late Fees:  
  Penalty after MARCH   1ST per dog  $                     6.00